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Disney Distribution Executive David Kornblum Leaves The Company

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 03: VP Theatrical Sales/Distribution for Walt Disney Studios David Kornblum attends the 11th Annual Chinese American Film Festival Opening Ceremony at The Montalban Theatre on November 3, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/WireImage)

Variety has reported that Walt Disney’s Executive Distributer, David Kornblum, will exit the company after 30 years. He led the studio’s theatrical sales distribution in Asia/Pacific and Russia and worked on over 800 films.

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Kornblum was a key player in Disney’s international box office success. He specialized in structuring how the international box-office was reported, systems and scheduling for overseas markets.

Along with Disney, he also worked for the Buena Vista International Scale. He oversaw the acquisition of third-party products across various platforms and secured the rights of 220 films. A lot of the films he acquired went on to be box office hits, such films as Hacksaw Ridge, 12 Years A Slave, Lone Survivor, along with others.

No word on why he departed with the company.

Source: Variety

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