Wanderlust Entertainment is owned by Tom Cohen, a multiple Emmy Award-winning producer and director of TV series, PSAs and short-form digital content. As Executive Producer and Director of the long-running series Cash Cab and Cash Cab: Chicago on Discovery Channel, he was nominated for 6 and won 3 Daytime Emmy Awards. In 2016, Wanderlust created a three-part anthology series called The Story of Cool, and teamed up with Part2 Pictures and Executive Producer LL Cool J to bring it to MSNBC. In 2014 he created a series for Nat Geo Wild called Bandit Patrol, now in its third season, for which he currently serves as Executive Producer.
Tom has written, directed and produced award-winning series and specials for NBC (Celebrity Cooking Showdown and Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular) MTV (Idiot Savants, Total Request Live, Rodman World Tour, Rock 'n Jock Sports), Nickelodeon (U-Pick Live, Nick Games and Sports), History Channel (History IQ, Great American History Quiz), Spike (Hey! Spring of Trivia), ABC Family (Bachelor and Bachelorette XYZ'd), and others.
In addition to his series work, Tom has produced online branding spots for Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, and recently created award-winning PSAs for the animal advocacy group The Nonhuman Rights Project, Humane Society of the United States, Annie E. Casey Foundation, the National Gaucher Foundation, Operation Lifesaver, Inc., People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Humane Farming Association, Humane Rescue League, VEBU, and New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets.
His branding spot for Comedy Central in the 1990s lampooning the O.J. Simpson trial won recognition in Adweek Magazine and was listed as one of the best promos of the year.
Wanderlust Entertainment develops series, message spots, non-profit advocacy pieces, formatted shows, and other creative, innovative content.
With an extensive comedy and theater background, and a strong point of view, Wanderlust always infuses clever, unique twists into all its work.
When he’s not working, Tom is fiercely advocating for animal rights and environmental protection.
MTV, Nickelodeon, Discovery Channel, History Channel, NBC, ABC Family, VH1, Spike, Sony Pictures, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, PETA, Trucking Moves America Forward, UNDP, Center for Adoption Support and Education, Nick Mom, TruGreen, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Humane Society of the United States, Game Show Network, Operative Lifesaver Inc., Comedy Central, NY Class, Nonhuman Rights Project.