Sidney M. Cohen
Cohen was born in Montreal, Quebec and began his career with CFCF-TV and later CBC Television. In 1967, he served on the administrative staff of Expo '67 (the World's Fair) in Montreal, associated with the TV division and worked with notable TV series, including The Ed Sullivan Show.
In 1972, his first game show for CTV was Puppet People, a series for children featuring live action and puppets interacting. He later produced and directed The Art of Cooking in 1974, the first of 9 cooking series he's directed.
In 1976, Cohen started his independent production company Super People Productions, which created many successful TV series, including the hit game show The Mad Dash, which was revived for Polish TV in 2001. In 1979–80, he directed Say Powww, a local adaptation of the TV POWWW franchise in Los Angeles, hosted by Jack Clark.
Cohen returned to Toronto in 1981 to begin production of Thrill of a Lifetime, one of TV's original reality series, telecast internationally and revived in 2002.
In 2007, Cohen directed his second season of the quiz series for the TVtropolis Network, Inside the Box. In 2008, he directed his fifth season of Cooking with the Wolfman for APTN TV and directed @issue, a current affairs series.
In 2009, he produced and directed his 8th and final season of Reach for the Top (Ontario), for TVOntario as well as the Canadian national final of the academic competition. In 2010, he produced and directed the debut season of Who'd You Rather? for Canada's mensTV channel (now The Cave) and recently completed season six of Cooking with the Wolfman for APTN TV.
In 2014 Sidney completed 3 seasons of Accessibility in Action, a lifestyle/magazine series featuring inspiring stories for Accessible Media's AMI-TV.
He currently directs lifestyle programming and some episodes of The Agenda with Steve Paikin for TVO.
Sidney is married to Susan M. Cohen, a Toronto-based artist. They have 2 children, Jay Cohen, and Tracy Cohen.