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Media Industry Conversations – Kyle Davies (Distribution and Exhibition Executive)

November 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm CST

Kyle Davies (Distribution and Exhibition Executive)

When: Monday, November 29, 2021 – 5:00-6:15 pm CT
Note: Speaker sessions are subject to change based on evolving guest schedules.

Please join us for a Q&A session where we discuss Kyle Davies’s career trajectory, his roles and responsibilities, and his views on the current state of the media industries.

To RSVP, please fill out this form & we will send out the Zoom link day-of.


Speaker Biography

Kyle Davies joined Paramount Pictures in 2016 as President of Domestic Distribution, where he oversaw the release of dozens of movies, including ArrivalFencesTransformers: The Last KnightDaddy’s Home 2Annihilation, A Quiet Place, Book Club, and Mission: Impossible – Fallout. His domestic theatrical distribution team was 70 people strong with offices in Hollywood and Toronto. He is currently President of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, and a member of the Executive branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2013, he received the Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award, recognizing his distinguished philanthropic service.

Davies previously served as President of Worldwide Distribution for Relativity Media (2011-2016), playing an instrumental role in the company’s evolution from a financing and producing entity into a full-fledged studio. With the creation in 2014 of a joint venture company (Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution) between Relativity Media and EuropaCorp, Davies’ responsibilities included oversight of both companies’ domestic and international distribution strategies and working closely with their foreign output partners.

Davies was named President of Theatrical Distribution in 2010, after Relativity acquired Overture Films’ marketing and distribution assets. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Theatrical Distribution for Overture Films, where he handled the distribution of such releases as Law Abiding CitizenBrooklyn’s FinestThe Crazies and The Visitor.

Prior to joining Overture, Davies was Senior Vice President of Distribution at Paramount Pictures. He joined Paramount following its purchase of DreamWorks, where he was Senior Vice President, Distribution. Davies worked on such DreamWorks releases as Mission: Impossible III, Dreamgirls, Over the Hedge, Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan, American Beauty, Shrek and Shrek II.

Davies began his entertainment career in exhibition working for major theater chains including National Amusements and General Cinema. Born in Texas, he is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where he was the president of his fraternity, Sigma Chi.

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Date:
November 29
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm CST
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Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students
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Career Center, Center for Media and Entertainment Studies, Creative, Current Events, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Digital Media, Entrepreneurship, Industry, Leadership, Media, Moody College, UT in New York Program, UT in Los Angeles Program

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