Howard R. Cohen papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Howard R. Cohen papers
Date (inclusive): 1963-1998
Date (bulk): 1980s
Collection number: 439
Creator: Cohen, Howard R.
Extent: 26 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Howard R. Cohen papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Andy Romanoff and Darcy Vebber, 1999


Howard R. Cohen was an American screenwriter and director active in film and television from 1972 to 1992. His theatrical films were generally low-budget productions, and his television films were primarily animated series. He wrote nine films and directed three for producer Roger Corman. He also collaborated with Janusz Kaminski, producer and director Martin Scorsese, and director Jonathan Demme.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Howard R. Cohen papers span the years 1963-1998 and encompass 26 linear feet. The collection contains primarily film and television scripts, treatments, script notes, and miscellaneous production material.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Television files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 3. Subject files; 4. Writing files

Indexing Terms

Cohen, Howard R.--Archives.