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Creative Talent Development Staff

Manager

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, contributing to identifying and cultivating talent, providing creative guidance, and professional development. In addition, she partners with network/studio programming and casting executives to identify 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 has served as a panelist at the annual Comic-Con International: San Diego as well as various film and comedy festivals.

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. Additionally, she also serves on a non-profit Board of Directors with Hollywood music producers in support of efforts to end human trafficking. She received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Cal State Northridge.