Joe Cohen
Max S. Gerber
United States



Head, Scripted Television

The head of scripted TV at CAA, Cohen has in recent months brokered high-profile producing deals for such clients as Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Bythewood (“Shots Fired”) at Touchstone Television, Matt Reeves’ 6th and Idaho prodco at Warner Bros. Television and Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner’s Plan B Television at Amazon Studios. In 2018, he made headlines when he negotiated Ryan Murphy’s record-setting Netflix deal worth a reported $300 million for the prolific writer-producer, creator of “Glee,” “American Horror Story,” “Pose” and more. The following year Cohen scored a big overall deal for “Stranger Things” creators Matt and Ross Duffer, also at Net­flix, along with signings for “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan and series originators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino at Amazon.


  • CAA
  • Tristar Pictures
  • Loews Cineplex Entertainment

Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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