The Cooper Company grew out of Frank Cooper and Associates, which later became The Cooper Agency. Frank Cooper, a pioneer in the entertainment business discovered Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore, developed Dirty Harry, the feature film which put Clint Eastwood on the map, the most innovative of game shows including “Dotto” and “Strike It Rich“, as well as some of the first dramatic programming on television. Frank Cooper’s entry into Broadway was representing Man of La Mancha. He also created the art of packaging, developed and produced movies of the week on television such as Not My Kid, And The Sea Will Tell, Inside the Third Reich, Go Toward The Light, and has represented A-list writers in the book publishing world such as Clifford Irving and Leslie Waller.
From Frank Cooper’s company, The Cooper Company, A Production and Artist Representation Group was born, maintaining the integrity and leadership of Frank. This company is run by Pamela Cooper. It is our mission to guide and advise our clients, procure quality work and develop material that is inspiring, informative and always entertaining.
Pamela Cooper graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from UCLA, Magna Cum Laude and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ithaca College. She began her career as a lighting and special effects designer at the internationally famous Music Center in Los Angeles, under the guidance of artistic director Gordon Davidson. Pamela designed shows at the Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson, Kennedy Center, in Las Vegas, on Broadway, and soon after traveled with top entertainers all over the world. Design and road management were a natural move into personal management. Pamela’s first management client was the multiple award winning director/ choreographer Michael Peters. Highlights are producing concerts in mainland China, the London Palladium, and in Monte Carlo, where Princess Grace attended the performance of Ben Vereen. Some of her theatrical producing credits include co-producing the 35th, 40th, and 45th Galas with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and as an associate producer with Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Steve Baruch, Tom Viertel and Mars Theatricals on the play My Old Lady, producer on Broadway’s Leap of Faith and Off-Broadway’s Be by Mayumana. She now has offices in Los Angeles and New York.