Kahane Cooperman is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and television producer. She is currently co-directing and producing a feature documentary about Kindness. Her documentary short “Joe’s Violin” (director/producer) was nominated for a 2017 Academy Award. Most recently, Kahane produced seven short documentaries about autism, and directed two of them, for HBO. She also recently executive produced and directed Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders, a four-hour true crime series for SundanceTV. Prior, she was the executive Producer and showrunner of The New Yorker Presents, a series for Amazon Prime. From 1996-2015, she had an integral role on the acclaimed television program, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where she was originally hired as a field producer in 1996 and rose through the ranks to become Co-Executive Producer from 2005-2015. For her work at The Daily Show, she received eleven Primetime Emmy awards and three Peabody awards.
In 2017, Kahane was honored as a Variety Magazine’s Woman of Impact. She began her documentary career at Maysles Films in NYC. Her other films include Cool Water (Sundance Film Festival) and Making Dazed about Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused (AMC, Criterion). She has an MFA in Film from Columbia University.