Margie Cohn

President DreamWorks Animation Television

Margie Cohn is President of DreamWorks Animation Television. Cohn oversees all television development and production, including the content for DWA TV’s groundbreaking multi-year deal with Netflix.

As part the studio’s global slate, Cohn and her team are tasked with creating more than 1,600 episodes of original animated programming inspired by characters from DreamWorks Animation’s iconic franchises and feature films, as well as the vast IP from the Classic Media library and Universal Filmed Entertainment Group properties. Among the many series Cohn oversees at DreamWorks Animation are the critically acclaimed, Emmy®-winning Guillermo del Toro fantasy series Trollhunters, the Emmy® Award-winning All Hail King Julien, The Adventures of Puss In Boots, Dragons: Race to the Edge, Dawn of the Croods, Annie Award-winning The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Home Adventures with Tip & Oh, Dinotrux, the reimagined pop culture phenomenon Voltron Legendary Defender and the recently released Spirit Riding Free.

Cohn previously spent 26 years at Nickelodeon, where in various development and production roles she helped make the network number one in cable television for 18 consecutive years. She started as a coordinator in physical production and left as President of Content Development. During her years at Nick, she touched every type of production including live action scripted comedy; animation; games and reality; TV movies; documentary; soap opera and event programming. Some of the series under her guidance that went on to become beloved hits include Double Dare, Clarissa Explains It All, All That, The Fairly Odd Parents, SpongeBob SquarePants, Avatar: The Last Airbender, iCarly, Nick News with Linda Ellerbee and the Kids’ Choice Awards among many others.

Born in New York, Cohn graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a B.A. in Fine Art and English and in 2017 was presented with an Alumni Achievement Award honoring an alumna or alumnus, who over the course over a decade or more has exemplified outstanding, significant professional achievement. She serves on the advisory board of Women in Animation and is a member of Women in Film. Cohn splits her time between Los Angeles and New York, where she lives with her husband, producer Peter Tarshis and their sons Jack and Will.

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Margie Cohn

President DreamWorks Animation Television
   

Margie Cohn is President of DreamWorks Animation Television. Cohn oversees all television development and production, including the content for DWA TV’s groundbreaking multi-year deal with Netflix.

As part the studio’s global slate, Cohn and her team are tasked with creating more than 1,600 episodes of original animated programming inspired by characters from DreamWorks Animation’s iconic franchises and feature films, as well as the vast IP from the Classic Media library and Universal Filmed Entertainment Group properties. Among the many series Cohn oversees at DreamWorks Animation are the critically acclaimed, Emmy®-winning Guillermo del Toro fantasy series Trollhunters, the Emmy® Award-winning All Hail King Julien, The Adventures of Puss In Boots, Dragons: Race to the Edge, Dawn of the Croods, Annie Award-winning The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Home Adventures with Tip & Oh, Dinotrux, the reimagined pop culture phenomenon Voltron Legendary Defender and the recently released Spirit Riding Free.

Cohn previously spent 26 years at Nickelodeon, where in various development and production roles she helped make the network number one in cable television for 18 consecutive years. She started as a coordinator in physical production and left as President of Content Development. During her years at Nick, she touched every type of production including live action scripted comedy; animation; games and reality; TV movies; documentary; soap opera and event programming. Some of the series under her guidance that went on to become beloved hits include Double Dare, Clarissa Explains It All, All That, The Fairly Odd Parents, SpongeBob SquarePants, Avatar: The Last Airbender, iCarly, Nick News with Linda Ellerbee and the Kids’ Choice Awards among many others.

Born in New York, Cohn graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a B.A. in Fine Art and English and in 2017 was presented with an Alumni Achievement Award honoring an alumna or alumnus, who over the course over a decade or more has exemplified outstanding, significant professional achievement. She serves on the advisory board of Women in Animation and is a member of Women in Film. Cohn splits her time between Los Angeles and New York, where she lives with her husband, producer Peter Tarshis and their sons Jack and Will.