Lista oversees the Jim Henson Company’s ever expanding feature film development slate for live action, animation, and puppet features. Currently, she is leading the development for highly anticipated legacy projects such as Fraggle Rock and Power of the Dark Crystal as well as several new projects including The Portable Door and the animated feature films Frog and Toad, Pinocchio (with Guillermo Del Toro), and Which Witch (starring, produced and written by Billy Crystal.)
Lista joined the company in 2009 as a story editor and served as a production executive on the Company’s production of Alexander the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for Disney. Prior to joining the Company, she was a Creative Assistant at Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Lista is a graduate of Bard College where she received her undergraduate degree in Film and Asian Studies. She earned an MFA with Honors Distinction from Sint-Lukas Brussels in Film. During her time in Brussels, Lista was an artist-in-residence at gallery Les Bains.