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Noel Kendall, exhibition and distribution exec, dies

Kendall spent much of his career at Dreamworks and AMC

Noel Kendall, a veteran exhibition and distribution executive, died Dec. 26 after a 14 year battle with cancer, Variety reported Sunday. He was 67.

Kendall worked in the film industry for 35 years in film buying, theater operations and distribution. He was most recently in charge of buying for Phoenix-based Harkins Theaters, which added more than 150 screens during his tenure.

Before that, he spent much of his career with AMC Theaters and DreamWorks, where he oversaw distribution for the Western Division.

He is survived by his wife, Laurie, two children and two grandchildren.

Read more at Variety.

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