GLENDALE, CA — Universal recently named Margie Cohn president of DreamWorks Animation. She was previously president of DreamWorks Animation Television, overseeing all television development and production, including the content for DWA TV’s multi-year deal with Netflix. In her new role, she will oversee both film and television operations.
Cohn spent 26 years at Nickelodeon, where in various development and production roles she helped make the network number one in cable television for 18 consecutive years. She started as a coordinator in physical production and left as president of content development. During her years at Nick, she touched every type of production, including live action scripted comedy; animation; games and reality; TV movies; documentary; soap opera and event programming. Some of the series under her guidance that went on to become beloved hits include Double Dare, Clarissa Explains It All, All That, The Fairly Odd Parents, SpongeBob SquarePants, Avatar: The Last Airbender, iCarly, Nick News with Linda Ellerbee and the Kids’ Choice Awards among many others.
Born in New York, Cohn graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a BA in Fine Art and English and in 2017 was presented with an Alumni Achievement Award honoring an alumna or alumnus, who over the course over a decade or more has exemplified outstanding, significant professional achievement. She serves on the advisory board of Women in Animation and is a member of Women in Film.