Anthony Marcoly quits Disney

MUMBAI: Disney‘s president of international theatrical distribution Anthony Marcoly has quit the studio after two decades. This follows chairman Rich Ross‘s changes to the executive roster.

On the other hand, Disney brought in Sean Bailey as president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production following the departure of Oren Aviv recently.

In the wake of Marcoly‘s departure, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Chuck Viane will now oversee international sales and distribution across seventy countries. He will report directly to Bob Chapek, president of distribution for The Walt Disney Studios.

Marcoly first joined what was formerly as Buena Vista International (BVI) at its inception in 1992 as finance director and was part of establishing BVI as a stand-alone theatrical distributor.

He was soon promoted to lead the sales organisation at BVI and subsequently added acquisitions to his portfolio, going on to serve as president of sales and distribution before taking charge of international theatrical distribution.

Marcoly worked closely with former Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group president Mark Zoradi, who was ousted late last year.

In further changes, Christine Cadena, currently senior vice-president of marketing, synergy and franchise development, will now function as senior vice-president of multicultural initiatives and will leadall diversity and multicultural efforts.

Michelle Sewell has been promoted as senior vice-president, global publicity, overseeing the domestic and international publicity departments, and is responsible for formulating and executing worldwide publicity campaigns for all live-action and animated motion pictures.

The studio will also continue its re-organisation of the workforce at Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

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