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JUSTIN O. COOPER
Justin O. Cooper | JOCMedia
Justin O. Cooper | JOCMedia
Justin O. Cooper is a self-described solivagant for his passion for being a world traveler, lover of culture, and the occasional expatriate and digital nomad.
Professionally, Cooper is the CEO and founder of JOCMedia & Entertainment, LLC, a global creative services agency specializing in film production, marketing communications, and music entertainment solutions. He is also the creative lead of KALEIDOSCOPE, JOCMedia's production banner that develops and produces feature and TV projects.
Cooper is well-versed in global film incentives and physical production resources as a consultant to The Royal Film Commission-Jordan as its North American Liaison. In this role, he connects and promotes the Kingdom of Jordan to Hollywood studios, networks, executives, and producers interested in shooting abroad. Cooper provided support to tentpole and TV series ranging from ALADDIN (Disney), STAR WARS: EPISODE IX - THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (Lucasfilm), DUNE (Legendary/Warner Bros.), SEAL TEAM (Paramount+), and others. Cooper has also represented other international territories and production service companies that, include - Family Films (Romania), Benetone Films (Thailand), and Abroad Films (Bulgaria/Hungary).
Additionally, from 2011 - 2014, Cooper served as a Film Liaison in the State of Georgia for Southern Regional Medical Center - SRMC (Metro Atlanta, Georgia), where he liaised with Hollywood producers & directors, The Georgia Film Office, and the Film Clayton office. Cooper oversaw the on-location physical production logistics at SMRC for an array of features from WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, RIDE ALONG, PROJECT ALMANAC, MILLION DOLLAR ARM, and others. Movie projects that Cooper has been affiliated with have garnered over $2.3B at the global box office and $348M at the North American box office. In TV, Cooper has worked on TV movies and series that include ANNA NICOLE (Lifetime Networks), COMA (A&E), BEING MARY JANE (BET Networks), THE GAME (BET Networks), NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (USA Network), and others.
In the marketing communications space, Cooper is a consultant to New York Life Insurance, a Fortune 100 company. Since 2019, Cooper has developed and produced hundreds of hours of content, including national TV campaigns for the company's African American Market Unit and media content for the company's Multicultural Marketing and Agency Diversity, Equity & Inclusion units.
Before launching JOCMedia, Cooper led the Association of Film Commissioners International's (AFCI) international marketing and public relations efforts, interacting with the organization's over 300 film commissions in over 45 countries and Hollywood trade publications. Additionally, Cooper is a former Senior Publicist at Rogers & Cowan PMK, a leading Hollywood PR firm, and for Grammy-winning singer and actress Ann Nesby (QUEEN SUGAR, ATLANTA). Over his career, Cooper's journalist byline and earned media placements have appeared in Solivagant, Music Industry Quarterly, Imara Woman Magazine, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Screen International, The New York Times, and other notable trade and lifestyle publications nationally.
Within music entertainment, Cooper is an ASCAP Plus Award recipient for his songwriting contributions to the lead single, "You Are My Everything," for Grammy-award winner Tom Scott featuring Ann Nesby. As a songwriter and music publisher, he's held memberships with ASCAP and SESAC. As a music supervisor, Cooper has licensed an array of music from indie and mainstream artists throughout his career. Additionally, Cooper has worked in field marketing for Warner Music Group - WEA and TVT Records.
Cooper is a graduate of Benedict College, where he graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication. He holds additional certifications in Film and Television Development, Film Editing, and Film Commission studies from UCLA and AFCI University, where he finished with distinction designations.
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