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Disney’s Kareem Daniel Goes From Former Intern to Leader of New Media & Entertainment Division

As a kid, Kareem Daniel would fawn over Walt Disney – deemed a place where “dreams come true.” Now, he gets to live out those dreams in one of the top positions at the world’s biggest entertainment company. This week, Walt Disney Co. revealed plans to reorganize the company and its newly created Media and Entertainment division to focus efforts on developing and producing original content for the company’s streaming services and legacy platforms. They also revealed the new plans will be led by Daniel as chairman of the new group, Deadline reports . According to Bloomberg , the South Side of Chicago native will oversee pricing, marketing, and how consumers connect with streaming platform, Disney+ in his newly-appointed position as the company shifts gears to focus on streamlining more content. Daniel — a 14-year Disney veteran and former president of consumer products, games, and publishing — owes his company rise to Disney’s new chief executive officer, Bob Chapek, who shares that...

Oct 13, 2020