Producer Nancy Leopardi started her career in New York as the Photo Editor of Spin Magazine where she produced hundreds of magazine shoots for rock stars including Marilyn Manson, Madonna and Nine Inch Nails. After moving to Los Angeles she line produced genre films such as the thriller “Elevator” (starring Shirley Knight, John Getz) horror (SyFy channel’s “Zombie Night” (Daryl Hannah and Anthony Michael Hall) and documentaries such as “Eat, Drink, Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip” (Executive Produced by Chris Rock).
Eventually she partnered with Ross Kohn to develop films under the Indy Entertainment banner. Their producing credits include “Escape From Polygamy"(Mary McCormack, William Mapother), “10.0 Earthquake” (Henry Ian Cusick, Jeffrey Jones), and “Murder in Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story” (Colin Egglesfield, Leonor Varela).
In 2014 Lifetime acquired her directorial debut “Nanny Cam” (starring India Eisley, Laura Allen and Cam Gigandet). Nancy’s second feature as a director was a satirical take on the female driven thriller genre, “Lethal Seduction”, which premiered in 2015.
In 2016 Nancy & Ross produced the psychological thriller “Feed” (Troian Bellisario, Tom Felton) for Sony, an ensemble romantic comedy called“Literally Right Before Aaron” (starring Justin Long, Cobie Smolders, Kristin Schaal, John Cho and Peter Gallagher) and the dramatic indie “American Exit” (starring Dane Cook and Levi Miller).
They are currently in pre-production on a horror anthology with directors Mick Garris, David Slade and Joe Dante as well as developing a family film for Universal 1440 for 2017.
Ross Kohn grew up in Westchester, New York. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
In 2006, he formed the new media production company BackEast Entertainment. The company specialized in creating short-form viral content, which garnered millions of views (Tom Cruise is a Cock-Block, Jessie’s Girl).
Ross’ dream to finance and Produce movies eventually led him to find a job on Wall Street. While working in Institutional Sales, he raised capital for his first feature film titled "DUKE" staring Carmine Giovinazzo (CSI NY) and Vanessa Ferlito (NCIS New Orleans). It was on this project that he met his now business partner Nancy Leopardi.
In 2013, Nancy convinced Ross it was time to return to Hollywood to make movies full time. Since partnering with Nancy, they have produced 14 feature films together.
In 2016, Ross & Nancy Produced the psychological thriller "FEED" (Troian Bellisario and Tom Felton) alongside SONY STAGE 6, "LITERALLY RIGHT BEFORE AARON" (Justin Long, Cobie Smulders, Peter Gallagher, Luis Guzman) which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and will be getting a theatrical release this fall along with "AMERICAN EXIT" (Dane Cook) which is currently making the rounds in the festival circuit. As if Producing three films over a calendar year wasn't enough, Ross was lucky enough to make his Directorial Debut titled "Amber Alert "(Jason Wiles, Sunny Mabrey).
Ross is signed with the Gersh Agency.