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Development President Marjorie Cohn Quits Nickelodeon

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Development President Marjorie Cohn Quits Nickelodeon

Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s president of content development, is leaving the cabler. Nickelodeon Group president Cyma Zarghami announced her departure in a company-wide email on Monday, according to Deadline.com. The 24-year veteran of the kids cable network oversaw the development of animated series such as The Penguins of Madagascar and Fanboy and Chum Chum, Back at the Barnyard, Avatar: The Last Airbender, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera and Tak and the Power of Juju. She was also responsible for live-action hits such as iCarly, Big Time Rush, Victorious, Supah Ninjas, The Troop and BrainSurge.

Over the past year, Nickelodeon has had to make some changes to fight declining ratings, including moving many of its productions and top execs to Los Angeles. All of her Cohn’s direct reports will now report to Russell Hicks, president of content development and production in Los Angeles. Hicks has also restructured Nickelodeon Productions, eliminating executive vp Alison Dexter’s position.

“We have focused our attention on serving the first generation of post-millennial viewers with exciting new content, introduced an innovative new brand experience through our App, and experienced new momentum in our ratings,” wrote Zarghami in the email to her colleagues.

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