David S. Cohen is a journalist, editor and photographer who has covered entertainment, arts, science and global business for publications around the world. He has been a frequent contributor to <I>Variety</I>'s special reports since 1999, joining the newsroom as a copy editor in 2002, becoming a film reporter in 2004 and a V Plus features editor two years later. Besides his V Plus duties, he covers visual effects and post-production as a news reporter. Before turning to journalism, he worked in showbiz for more than twenty years, as everything from casting agent to off-off-broadway stage director and even as a writer for "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." His book "Screen Plays: How 25 Scripts Made It To a Theater Near You -- For Better or Worse," based on his popular "From Script to Screen" articles in Script magazine, was published by HarperCollins in Feb. 2008.