Julie Cohen

Julie Cohen is the Academy Award® nominated, Emmy winning director of RBG (2018) along with Betsy West. Other recent documentaries, also co-directed with West, include JULIA (2021), which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and was shortlisted for an Academy Award; My Name is Pauli Murray (2021), which premiered at Sundance and is nominated for a Peabody Award; and Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down (2022), which premiered at SXSW and will be released theatrically in July. She’s made eight feature documentaries as a solo director including The Sturgeon Queens (7th Art Releasing, PBS, 2014) which screened at Berlinale, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, and won 10 festival audience choice awards. Before she started making documentaries, Julie was a staff producer for Dateline NBC and Court TV. She holds a B.A. from Colgate and master’s degrees from Columbia Journalism School and Yale Law School. She is currently directing a feature documentary for Focus Features.