LOS ANGELES (October 17, 2011) __ After 29 years working for Twentieth Century Fox, Bert Livingston, the Studio’s senior vice president and co-general sales manager for domestic distribution, will retire on November 1, 2011, it was announced today by Bruce Snyder, Fox’s president of domestic distribution.
During his time at Fox, Livingston served as a branch manager in Detroit, Jacksonville and Dallas before becoming Mid-Western division manager in 1989. He later served as Southern division manager, based in Dallas, before moving to Los Angeles in 1997 to become Western division manager. In 2004 he was named co-general sales manager. “Twentieth Century Fox would not be the company it is today if Bert hadn’t decided to make it his business home,” said Bruce Snyder. “He has been such a huge part of the culture here as well as my confidante and partner, lo these many years.”
Livingston began his career in 1975 at Brotman & Sherman Theatres in Chicago, before moving to the studio distribution side of the industry.
Livingston added: “My life at Twentieth Century Fox has been the greatest. The studio has been like a second family to me. I love this business. Not many people know that I am a second generation film peddler, as I followed my father’s footsteps into an industry he loved, and he instilled in me a similar passion. But I’m at a point in my life where I’d like to spend more time with my wife and kids, do some traveling and just relax.”
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