Cohn attended Boston University Film School, where he studied documentary filmmaking and was even nominated for a student Academy Award for his work. After graduation, he moved back to New York and worked as a production assistant on such films as Zelig and Tootsie.
Following a 10-year career as an editor, he went to MTV to direct and edit the hit comedy series Pirate TV, for which he received two CableACE award nominations for best comedy on cable. He went on to become part of the team that created The Real World, creating the editing style of this ground-breaking series.
Cohn directed many CableACE award-nominated comedy series and specials, including Hardcore TV for HBO, Fox TV' s House of Buggin' with John Leguizamo, You Wrote It, You Watch It and The Kovack' s Mystique. He also directed MTV promos, including the popular Gary' s Weekend campaign, as well as numerous comedy series and specials for Fox, CBS, NBC and ABC.
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