Charlie Cohen (President, TV, Film & Live Theater at Warner Music Group) has led Warner Music Entertainment since its inception in 2017. At Warner Music Entertainment, Charlie has been responsible for a slate of Emmy-winning television series and films, including Laurel Canyon: A Place in time, Genius: Aretha for NatGeo, as well as David Byrnes’ American Utopia. He previously served as COO and Senior Executive Vice President at MGM company’s motion picture and television businesses. During his twenty-five-year tenure at MGM, he was involved in film projects such as Rain Man, The Birdcage, the Rocky franchise, the Pink Panther franchise, and every James Bond film from The Living Daylights (1987) to Quantum of Solace (2008).
On the television side, he was involved in series such as the Stargate franchise, The Outer Limits, and Teen Wolf. He was also involved with the company’s capital-raising activities and mergers and acquisition transactions totaling about $20 billion. Charlie was one of the founding Board members for the Los Angeles chapter of Spark, a non-profit organization focused on matching at-risk middle school youths in the Los Angeles public school system with internship and mentoring opportunities to motivate them to remain in school. He raised the funding to establish the Los Angeles chapter. Additionally, he has been patron himself to a variety of non-profit organizations and his alma maters for the past few decades.