Cohen Takes Key Sales Post at Buena Vista

Aug 15, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Jed Cohen has been named executive VP and general sales manager for Buena Vista Television.

In his new post Mr. Cohen oversees sales and distribution of off-network, first-run and theatrical product for broadcast syndication and basic cable platforms. He replaces John Bryan, who has left the company.

He reports to Janice Marinelli, president of the division. Mr. Cohen was promoted from senior VP and national sales manager, a position he held since 2000. His off-network sales efforts include such shows as “According to Jim,” “My Wife and Kids” and “Scrubs,” Ms. Marinelli said.

“Jed is a true success story, climbing the ranks at BVT from sales trainee to executive VP,” Ms. Marinelli said in a statement.

Mr. Cohen joined Buena Vista in 1990 as a sales trainee for the Western region. He was promoted to account executive for the Midwest region in 1992, before being named director and then executive director of sales for the Northeast region. Mr. Cohen also served as VP of Western region sales.