Joe Cohen
Max S. Gerber
United States
2021

CAA

Joe
Cohen

Head, Scripted Television

In December 2020, CAA settled its legal battle with the WGA over packaging, leaving Cohen free to work his dealmaking magic for his large stable of top writers and showrunners that includes Taylor Sheri­dan (“Yellowstone”) and “Cobra Kai” creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. In recent months, Cohen, who joined CAA in 1987, brokered a number of high-profile producing deals, including a $25 million extension of Alex Kurtzman’s pact with CBS Studios, where he currently commands no less than five “Star Trek” shows, and a new deal for Kenya Barris (“Black-ish”) with ViacomCBS. Cohen also signed new clients such as Nichelle Tramble Spellman (“Truth Be Told”), Molly Smith Metzler (“Maid”), Shawn Ryan (“S.W.A.T.”) and Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”).

Career

  • CAA
  • Tristar Pictures
  • Loews Cineplex Entertainment

Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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CAA Promotes Five to Agent Across Television Division

CAA Promotes Five to Agent Across Television Division

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) announced that five trainees in the television division have been promoted to agent: Allie Cohen and David Romero in scripted television, Alixandra Haley in alternative television and Rachel Mathias and Lubna Salad in International Television.    The new agents were participants in CAA Elevate, a training and practical development curriculum with an emphasis on entrepreneurialism, inclusion, curiosity, collaboration and growth that CAA launched in Feb. 2021. “I am thrilled about these five promotions,” said Joe Cohen, CAA board member...

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