Paramount ups Dan Cohen to TV distribution president

Paramount Pictures is elevating Dan Cohen to president of worldwide home entertainment and television distribution.

Cohen, who currently serves as president of worldwide television licensing, assumes the role previously held by Mary Daly, who had overseen international theatrical marketing and home entertainment for the studio since 2017.

Earlier this month, Daly was promoted to co-president of worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution.

Cohen will report to Andrew Gumpert, Paramount’s chief operating officer.

He joined Paramount in 2017. Prior to that he spent 20 years at Disney/ABC, where he most recently served as executive VP of pay television and digital for home entertainment and television distribution at Walt Disney Studios.

Bob Buchi, president of worldwide home entertainment will continue in his current role, reporting to Cohen.

Buchi has been with Paramount since 2006 and took leadership of the studio’s Home Entertainment division in 2015. He began his career in Home Entertainment at Walt Disney Studios, after which he oversaw marketing at DreamWorks Home Entertainment, and then family brand marketing at Universal Studios Home Entertainment before joining Paramount.

“Dan has been an indispensable leader in the licensing space, both for Paramount and in the industry at large,” said Gumpert. “He has a proven track record of business growth, and I am confident that, along with Bob Buchi and his team, he will more than excel in overseeing our home entertainment and television distribution businesses.”

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