Buena Vista VP Steve Cohen Dies

Feb 4, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Steven Cohen, VP of business and legal affairs for Buena Vista Television, died at home in his sleep Jan. 31. He was 33.

“Steven was a star at Buena Vista Television and a rising star within the Walt Disney Co.,” said Janice Marinelli, president of Buena Vista. “His death is a tremendous loss to us, both personally and professionally.”

Mr. Cohen joined Buena Vista Television in 2000 as director of business affairs. In 2003 he was promoted to VP of business and legal affairs, distribution. He was responsible for overseeing business affairs and legal matters related to Buena Vista’s numerous distribution platforms, including pay TV, pay-per-view, network, syndication, basic cable and wireless technology.

Mr. Cohen married Brielle Cohen 10 months ago, and their first child is due in July. He is survived by his wife; his parents, Penny and Howard Cohen of Denver; and a sister, Eden Cohen, also of Denver.

A memorial service will be held Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles. Contributions can be made to the Steve Cohen Memorial Fund. For information call 818-460-5101.