Director, Publicity, Turner Classic Movies & FilmStruck Turner Broadcasting
Kendel White serves as the public relations director for Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and FilmStruck. In this capacity, she manages publicity efforts for TCM and Filmstruck including creating and implementing strategic media relation campaigns for both brands. She is responsible for the day-to-day PR efforts for both brands, including implementing strategic publicity campaigns for programming initiatives, spearheading major events such as the TCM Classic Film Festival, and lifestyle brand extensions such as TCM Big Screen Classics, writing and developing press releases, media advisories, and overseeing publicity efforts for all network and brand talent. White is based in Atlanta and reports to Rachelle Savoia, vice president of communications for Turner.
White joined Turner in 2014 as a publicist with Turner Entertainment Networks where she worked on the strategic planning, development and implementation of publicity campaigns for a variety of scripted television series across TNT and TBS, such as Legends, Falling Skies, The Librarians and American Dad. Prior to joining Turner, White served as an account supervisor at Weber Shandwick/Fitzgerald+CO PR in Atlanta where she managed clients such as Coca-Cola Foodservice and On-Premise and Dow Building Solutions. White began her career at MSL Atlanta as an assistant account executive.
White is an active member in Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and the Junior League of Atlanta where she assists with the Journey to Literacy placement project. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism.
FilmStruck is a new subscription on-demand service that offers film aficionados a comprehensive library of films including an eclectic mix of contemporary and classic art house, indie, foreign and cult films. Developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration with the Criterion Collection, FilmStruck is the exclusive streaming home for the critically acclaimed and award-winning Criterion Collection, including the Criterion Channel, a new premium service programmed and curated by the Criterion team. FilmStruck is Turner’s first domestic direct-to-consumer offering launched in November 2016.
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting the entire spectrum of film history. TCM features the insights of hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination.
TCM & FilmStruck are divisions of Turner, a Time Warner company, Turner creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, FilmStruck, Super Deluxe, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.