Speaker Profile MIPCOM

Dan Cohen

Job TitlePresident, WW TV Licensing

Company NameParamount Pictures


As President, Worldwide Television Licensing for Paramount Pictures, Dan Cohen is responsible for the global licensing and distribution of all Paramount films, television series and other content across multiple platforms including mobile, pay television, broadcast, cable and SVOD as well as emerging digital arenas. He leads the television licensing teams in setting strategy and guiding negotiations across the global marketplace and finding strategic distribution opportunities.

Prior to joining Paramount, Cohen spent 20 years at Disney/ABC where he served as Executive Vice President of Pay Television and Digital Sales for Home Entertainment and Television Distribution for The Walt Disney Studios. In this role he distributed catalog and properties including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, ABC and Disney Channel to businesses around the globe. Cohen was also responsible for securing two of the most significant pay television deals in history – Netflix in 2012 and Starz in 1999 – negotiating exclusive, multi-year deals and licensing agreements.

Before Disney/ABC Cohen served as Vice President of Program Acquisitions and Scheduling for Tele-TV Media, Vice President of Film Acquisitions and Co-productions for Showtime Networks, and held roles at Viewer’s Choice, Palmer Cablevision and Post-Newsweek Cable.
Cohen holds a B.A. in Economics from Portland’s Lewis & Clark, a Master’s in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University and is on the Board of Trustees at Emerson College. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Lisa Black.


About Paramount Pictures

Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution (PWTLD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier media brands that create television programs, motion pictures, consumer products, and digital content for audiences in 180 countries and territories. The PWTLD division is responsible for licensing Paramount Pictures’ feature films and television programming for exhibition across all forms of linear channels as well as on-demand services around the world. 

Conference Sessions


    15 Oct 2018, 10:30 - 11:15, Palais des Festivals, Esterel, Palais 5

    Welcome to the brave new world: With series competing globally, aiming for audiences and not slots, distributors now finance, package and manage rights. The cla...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Mon, Oct 15
      2. Event Type
        Panel Discussion

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