Jan Livingston Talks About Her Bite Size Holiday Short, Come In

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.

Michael Sandoval

Michael Sandoval is the Founder and Executive Producer of MUSE TV, as well as the Producer of NEWS x MUSE, Destination: The Theme Park Travel Show, and he is the Co-Executive Producer of "Hey Han" with Executive Producer and host, Hannah Fletcher. MUSE TV originated as a website covering music and entertainment news in 2012. The company has expanded to YouTube, as well as having its own podcast. One decade later, the MUSE TV Network now exists on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. Sandoval grew up in East Los Angeles, having graduated from Don Bosco Technical Institute. He began his journalism career in junior college where he wrote for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Whittier Star News, covering high school sports. Michael then continued his education at Cal State University, Fullerton in which he worked at KTLA as a production assistant for Kurt the Cyberguy. His journalism career eventually led to the transition into the realm of professional sports- specializing in marketing, sales, event planning and public relations with the National Hockey League, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles Dodgers. Michael later crafted a hybrid of his journalism career, combined with his newfound marketing skills to create not only the MUSE TV as a news outlet, but also the MUSE TV Internship Program. This program exists with the mission to help develop the next generation of journalists.

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