BRUCE COHEN became a Lark Trustee in 2011, where he has advised the company on raising its profile and produced fundraising events. He is an Academy Award-winning producer of film, television, and theater. He won the Best Picture Academy Award for producing American Beauty (1999). He earned additional Best Picture nominations for Milk (2008) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012). He is producing the up-coming Bleed for This starring Miles Teller. Among the other films that he has produced is Big Fish (2003), directed by Tim Burton, and he was a lead producer of the stage musical version of Big Fish on Broadway. In television, he was executive producer of the ABC series Pushing Daisies and executive producer of the CBS special Movies Rock and was nominated for an Emmy in 2011 for producing the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. He is on the National Board of Director's of the Producer’s Guild, and served as President of the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the group behind the successful Supreme Court case to have California's Proposition 8 declared unconstitutional, as chronicled in the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary The Case Against 8. He is married to Gabe Catone, and they have a 4 year-old daughter.