Another Longtime Disney Executive Is Leaving the Company
Another longtime Disney executive is leaving the company. At the end of the year, Kevin Caldwell, who has spearheaded distribution for eight of the top fifteen-grossing films of all time, will exit the company.
Caldwell has served as executive vice president and general sales manager of North American theatrical sales since 2019.
A Longtime Disney Veteran
The veteran executive began his Disney career in Chicago, before leaving to work as a film buyer for General Cinema Theaters in Dallas. Caldwell then returned to Disney in 1986, working his way up through theatrical distribution teams in Chicago, Atlanta, and New York. In 2011, he moved to Disney headquarters in Burbank.
During his tenure at Disney, Caldwell oversaw the release of billion-dollar-grossing films including live-action remakes of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King.
Additionally, Caldwell helped guide blockbusters including Frozen, Zootopia, Avatar: The Way of Water, and every Marvel Studios theatrical title since 2012 into studios.
Finally, Caldwell was charged with the releases of Disney’s Star Wars and Pixar films.
Supporting the Troops
Outside of his work in the business world, Caldwell also used his role at Disney to support members of the armed forces. He was a frequent traveler to combat zones in Afghanistan and Iraq, where he would show Disney films. He recently brought Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to Djibouti as an executive sponsor for Disney’s Veterans United group.
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