MUSE TV recently talked with the director of the Bite Size Holiday short Come In, Jan Livingston. In the short Come In A large family invites their neighbor, a lonely old man, inside to partake in their Christmas celebration.
Livingston is an award-winning creative director, ﬁlmmaker and social entrepreneur. Most recently, she served as EVP and Executive Creative Director of Fox Networks Group’s award-winning branded entertainment studio – All City.
She led creative development on original content ranging from 90-second to 90-minute stories ampliﬁed with the platforms of Fox Networks Group, which included FOX, FX, Fox Sports and National Geographic.
Prior to FOX, Jan Livingston spent 5 years at 72andSunny as a Creative Director for Samsung and Target. For over 20 years, she has led brand-building campaigns for companies like Google, Procter & Gamble, and Netflix at some of the top agencies in the world. Livingston’s passion for creating original content as a writer, director, and executive producer garnered development deals in the entertainment world with Michael Bay, E!, and Comedy Central. In 2011, she won a storytelling award from Glamour Magazine and the story was adapted into an award-winning short ﬁlm directed by Eva Longoria.
In 2015, Livingston co-founded Gray Whale Gin, an award-winning, purpose-driven craft gin distilled from botanicals foraged along the migratory path of the California Gray Whale. Every bottle supports ocean conservation. Livingston lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters, where she serves on the Board of Trustees of The Cancer Prevention Initiative.
As a proud Mom and female ﬁlmmaker, Jan enjoyed bringing her daughters to the set of COME IN. “Seeing me lead and direct the crew made a big inspiring impression on them,” she says.