Yolanda CochranSVP Live Action Production , Nickelodeon & Awesomeness
An experienced and skilled producer, consultant and executive, YOLANDA T. COCHRAN is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (serving on the Board Governance Committee), Television Academy of Arts & Sciences and also the Board of Directors of the Producers Guild of America (serving on the One Guild Steering Committee as well as the Production Safety Best Practices Task Force). In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, she took on the role of SVP Live Action Production at ViacomCBS’ Kids & Family where she oversees scripted and unscripted series and specials for Nickelodeon & AwesomenessTV. In 2016, Cochran (USC alumna) produced a documentary short and podcast mini-series entitled Breaking the Glass, highlighting and seeking solutions to challenges specific to gender and race in the entertainment industry. Cochran previously served as VP Production at Walt Disney Television’s Freeform studio and network, overseeing Good Trouble, Siren, Motherland: Fort Salem (among others) and prior to that as EVP Physical Production at Warner Bros. affiliated Alcon Entertainment. Her producing credits include: The Book of Eli, Dolphin Tale 1 & 2, Something Borrowed; Joyful Noise; Lottery Ticket, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Beautiful Creatures, Point Break, and The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock which was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Picture. In 2005, Cochran co-wrote and produced an independent thriller entitled Paved with Good Intentions. Other credits from her work below the line include: Life, Blue Streak, Nutty Professor II, Coyote Ugly and Dragonfly. A former CPA, Cochran is an oenophile and native of Texas with proud familial roots in Louisiana.