‘Io Capitano’ Distributor Cohen Media Group Promotes Robert Aaronson To Executive Vice President

EXCLUSIVE: After a five-year run at the company and the recent acquisition of Oscar nominee Io Capitano, Robert Aaronson has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Cohen Media Group (CMG).

Aaronson has been overseeing CMG’s LA office since 2019, primarily responsible for theatrical acquisitions, digital and ancillary distribution, licensing of the company’s classic movie archive, and programming its SVOD platform. He will continue to report directly to company CEO and founder Charles S. Cohen.

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Among recent acquisitions for CMG is Matteo Garrone’s Best International Feature Film nominee Io Capitano. CMG is also coming out of the Berlin Film Festival where they picked up Black Tea by Abderrahmane Sissako, and Martin Scorsese-narrated doc Made In England: The Films Of Powell and Pressburger.

Prior to joining CMG, Aaronson held domestic and worldwide acquisitions, co-productions and distribution positions at Universal Pictures Content Group, Netflix, Fox and New Line Cinema, and produced the independent features Two Of Us and Chocolate City.

Charles S. Cohen said: “Bob’s keen eye and business acumen will continue to help grow our wide-ranging slate of releases and position CMG as the industry evolves. I am thrilled to promote him to a role that he has very much earned.”

Said Aaronson: “I am grateful for Charles’s vote of confidence and will strive to maintain and exceed CMG’s level of excellence in all our endeavors.”

CMG has released multiple Oscar-nominated films over the years, including Timbuktu, Mustang, and 2017’s Academy Award-winner, The Salesman. The firm restores classic films under the label, CohenFilm Collection, and is also the owner of UK cinema chain and distributor Curzon, the Landmark Theatres, and UK sales outfit HanWay Films.

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