Dara Cohen

VP of Scripted Entertainment

Dara Cohen is the VP of Scripted Entertainment. Cohen is a film executive with 25+ years of experience in development, production, and programming. Her experience has shaped her approach to maximizing IP, outlets, and strategic partnerships when creating original content. Most recently, Cohen consulted with several networks, including A+E, History, and Lifetime, for which she oversaw Season two of “UnReal.” Prior to her consultant work, Cohen spent two years at Island/Def Jam Records as Vice President of Content Strategy, where she developed film/tv projects that utilized the label’s artists and music, as well the Def Jam brand.

Earlier in her career, Cohen worked with USA Network, CourtTV, Revolution Studios, SyFy Channel, Red Hour Films, and the Mark Gordon Company, developing numerous film and TV content. Her credits include DIY Networks’ The Deck Doctor, House of Joy for NUVOtv, Lifetime’s Ring of Fire: The June Carter Cash Story, which was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards, Webs for SyFy Channel, and USA Network’s Return to Cabin By the Lake.

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