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Nickelodeon Vet Marjorie Cohn to Run DreamWorks Animation Television

31 July 2013 1:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Now that it has 1,200 hours of original programming to produce for distributors like Netflix and Super Rtl over the next five years, DreamWorks Animation has tapped veteran Nickelodeon executive Marjorie Cohn to run its new television division.

The New York native has spent the past 26 years at Nickelodeon in various development and production roles. While there, she helped make Nickelodeon the No. 1 cable channel for 18 consecutive years. She’s leaving the company as president, content development where she oversaw both animated and live action series including “SpongeBob Squarepants,” “Rugrats,” “iCarly,” “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” “The Fairly OddParents” and the “Kids’ Choice Awards.”

She will now ramp up production of DreamWorks Animation’s TV series — a significant area of growth for the toon studio. Dwa-chief Jeffrey Katzenberg sees TV as both a significant revenue stream as well as a key way to grow the appeal of its brands »

- Marc Graser

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Longtime Nickelodeon Programming Exec Marjorie Cohn Exits

15 April 2013 1:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s president of content development, is exiting the company. Nickelodeon Group president Cyma Zarghami broke the news in a companywide e-mail Monday. Cohn, a 24-year veteran of Nickelodeon, is responsible for many of the network’s hits over the years, including the live-action series iCarly, starring Miranda Cosgrove, Big Time Rush, Victorious, Supah Ninjas and The Troop and BrainSurge. She also developed many animated favorites, including The Penguins of Madagascar and Fanboy and Chum Chum and also oversaw development and production for animated series Back at the Barnyard, Avatar: The Last Airbender, El Tigre: The Adventures of

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