Dan Cohen


Paramount picks up BYUtv’s ‘Dwight In Shining Armor’ for global

Paramount has picked up international distribution rights to BYUtv’s original comedy series Dwight In Shining Armor.  Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution has swooped for rights to the adventure comedy original from cable channel BYUtv, which is affiliated with Utah’s Brigham Young University. The show is available for buyers at LA Screenings this week and next. The […]

TBI Weekly: MIPTV at critical juncture to safeguard its future

MIPTV reached a major turning point this week, with the future of the spring market in its current iteration poised for a significant overhaul amid a growing chorus of incensed distributors.   For a number of years now, the four-day market has been shedding international buyers due to unsavory timing ahead of LA Screenings in […]

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 […]

What Friends tells us about rights ownership in 2019

Media giants building SVODs to rival Netflix are talking the talk, but who will walk the walk? Manori Ravindran investigates the knock-on effects of consolidation and the bigger picture around windowing and rights ownership. If 2018’s media disruption taught us anything, it was to expect the unexpected in the laser-focused drive for scale. As potential […]

Distributors: the new producers?

A growing number of distributors are involved in activities that look more like development, production and commissioning. Andy Fry investigates At its core, the primary role of a TV distributor is still to sell programmes to the international market. But these days a growing number of distributors are also involved in activities that look more […]

Paramount poaches Disney exec for TV sales role

Paramount Pictures has hired the long-serving Walt Disney Company exec Dan Cohen. He will be president of worldwide television licensing for the Viacom-owned film business. This will see him leading global licnensing and distribution of all Paramount films, TV series and all other content across platforms. He will also set TV licensing strategy and guide […]

Netflix orders trio of originals, Stranger Things II

Streaming service Netflix has ordered a pair of tween-skewed scripted series, on of which comes from CBBC, a Bill Nye talk show and a second season of summer hit Stranger Things. The tween series are an untitled Horse Mystery project and one based on Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch novels, both of which are billed […]

Netflix closes Canadian Disney movie deal

The Walt Disney Company movies will hit Netflix in Canada eight months after they leave theatres under terms of a new pact. This means Netflix will be the exclusive streaming home of Disney Live Action, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Disneynature and DreamWorks Studios films in the territory. The deal […]