BACK TO TEAM Anthony Cook
Chief Creative Officer
In the tradition of John Grisham and David E. Kelly, Anthony has drawn from his experiences as an established lawyer to create his first novel, a murder mystery set in post-Katrina New Orleans involving a covert Navy SEAL operative. He has also created several exciting new film and television concepts and is co-creator and screenwriter of an action adventure trilogy featuring the first African American special agent. In addition, Anthony is overseeing the development of Gallery’’s first situation comedy, a sketch comedy series, and a coming of age feature film set against the backdrop of the gritty streets of Oakland, California.
Anthony’s interest in entertainment dates back to his college days at Princeton, where he participated in the school’s theater certificate program which emphasized acting process, movement and blocking, and scene development. Honored as a University Scholar, he studied acting and playwriting at the prestigious Berghof School of Drama in New York. While at Yale Law School, he furthered his interest in theater through courses at the Yale Drama School and participation in local stage productions. Also, Anthony has an expertise in civil rights, race relations and American culture which is highlighted in his critically acclaimed book, THE LEAST OF THESE: RACE, LAW, and RELIGION in AMERICAN CULTURE. For his “unique synergy of action and thought,” the American Bar Association honored Anthony as one of 21 Lawyers Leading America into the 21st Century. Anthony’’s focus on issues of race and culture make him uniquely qualified to provide insight into Gallery’’s creative and marketing process.
Anthony graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Policy and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Yale Law School. Anthony also completed post-graduate fellowships at the Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Divinity School.