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Veteran Fox Distribution Executive Bert Livingston Retiring

The senior vice president and co-general sales manager has been with the studio for nearly three decades.

Twentieth Century Fox Bert Livingston is retiring on Nov. 1 as the studio's senior vice president and co-general sales manager of domestic distribution.

Livingston has worked for Fox for 29 years, rising through the ranks of the distribution division. His retirement was announced by Fox president of domestic distribution Bruce Snyder.

Snyder said Livingston has been "such a huge part of the culture, as well as my confidante and partner."

"My life at 20th Century Fox has been the greatest. The studio has been like a second family to me, and I love this business. Not many people know that I am a second generation film peddler, as I followed my father's footsteps into the industry he loved," said Livingston, who began his career in 1975 at Brotman & Sherman Theaters in Chicago.

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 divison manager before moving in Los Angeles in 1997, when he became Western division manager. He was named to the post of senior vice president and co-general sales manager in 2005.