Robert Cohen

Robert Cohen received his MFA in 2009 from the Rita & Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he received the graduate Award for Excellence in Television Writing. His stage plays have had workshops and performances at Tisch, including his 10-minute play, October 11, which was selected for NYU’s annual festival in 2008. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 with a double major in psychology and cinema studies. For his thesis in psychology, he conducted independent research with film and theater audiences on the psychology of spectatorship. Recently, he was a story consultant for two pilot episodes of Jobsite, a special event on the History Channel. Robert Cohen was awarded a Screenwriting Grant at NYU in 2008 for Prisoner’s Dilemma and in 2009 for Bystander which also received a Script Development award at The Hamptons International Film Festival in 2010 and the TFI Alfred P. Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize for a Science-Themed Screenplay in 2011.