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Kristi Shuton

Creative Talent Development & Inclusion Disney | ABC Television Group

A long-time Disney | ABC Television Group (DATG) cast member, Kristi Shuton has spent time working in various positions at ESPN and ABC, joining the Creative Talent Development & Inclusion (CTDI) team in 2006. In her current role as Manager, Shuton oversees the Disney ABC Writing and Directing Programs. Her responsibilities include partnering with network/studio programming and casting executives to identify staffing opportunities across DATG. Shuton’s extensive knowledge of diversity trends positions her as a key contributor engaging with the creative community, diverse national partners and advocacy groups, as well as entertainment industry guilds. She contributes to identifying and cultivating talent alongside providing creative guidance and leading professional development. A Colorado native, Shuton is an avid supporter/volunteer for the Adopt the Arts Organization and mentoring creative young minds thru volunteering at school campuses and workshops. She has served as an international panelist at Comi-Con, judge for the Hollywood Comedy Festival, producer for the LA Live Film Festival, and other various music launches alongside her non-profit partnerships with Hollywood music producers. She received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Cal State Northridge.