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Disney’s international distribution chief exits

The departure of longtime Disney exec Mark Endemaño follows the media conglomerate's ongoing global restructure.
June 22, 2018

Walt Disney International’s SVP of media distribution Mark Endemaño has stepped down after 14 years at the Mouse House.

His departure is a result of Disney’s ongoing global restructure, which saw the media conglomerate reorganize its businesses in March 2018 to create a new Direct-to-Consumer and International division, led by Disney vet Kevin Mayer.

With the fundamental revision of Disney’s media distribution business ahead of the company’s impending arrival of 21st Century Fox assets, Endemaño’s role was subsequently eliminated.

Endemaño began his Disney career in 2004 as VP of finance for EMEA and Canada before moving up to SVP of finance and business operations for Disney Media Distribution, Disney Channels and ad sales and promotions across EMEA. In 2012, he was upped to SVP and CFO of The Walt Disney Company for EMEA and later headed up Disney’s Media Distribution division for EMEA in 2014.

Last October, his role expanded to include all regions of Walt Disney International with responsibilities for linear TV and digital distribution of all Disney’s international assets, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm movies, ABC Studios and the Disney channels.

Endemaño’s exit follows news that Disney has outmaneuvered Comcast with a US$71.3-billion offer for parts of 21st Century Fox.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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