Paramount Pictures announced on Tuesday that it has promoted Dan Cohen to president of worldwide home entertainment and TV distribution at the studio.
Cohen previously served as head of worldwide TV licensing and takes over his new role from Mary Daily. Daily oversaw international theatrical marketing and home entertainment since 2017, but earlier this month was upped to co-president of worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution.
“Dan has been an indispensable leader in the licensing space, both for Paramount and in the industry at large,” said Paramount chief operating officer Andrew Gumpert in a statement. “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.”
Cohen joined Paramount in 2017, and prior to that spent 20 years at Disney/ABC, where he most recently served as executive vice president of pay TV and digital for home entertainment and TV distribution for The Walt Disney Studios. At Disney he distributed catalog properties including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, ABC and Disney Channel.
In his new role at Paramount, Cohen will report to Gumpert.
Bob Buchi, Paramount’s 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 The 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.