Sales vet ends 29-year run with studio

Bert Livingston, 20th Century Fox senior VP and co-general sales manager for domestic distribution, will retire next month after 29 years with the studio.

“My life at Twentieth Century Fox has been the greatest,” Livingston said. “The studio has been like a second family to me. But I’m at a point in my life where I’d like to spend more time with my wife and kids.”

Livingston worked in Detroit, Jacksonville and Dallas for Fox before becoming Midwestern manager in 1989. He was named co-general sales manager in 2004.

The studio “would not be the company it is today if Bert hadn’t decided to make it his business home,” said Bruce Snyder, Fox’s domestic distribution prexy. “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 Theaters in Chicago, before transitioning to studio distribution.

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