Karen founded her independent consulting company in 2012, with offices in New York and Germany, to create and execute international media events. Her clients include the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, European Film Promotion, Toronto International Film Festival, The European Film Market and Start Up Germany, among others. She is the US Delegate/East Coast for the Berlin International Film Festival and a member of the festival’s Competition selection committee. She teaches at the Hamburg Media School and has held workshops for international students at NYU Berlin.
Prior to starting her own company, Karen was the Executive Director of the Hamptons International Film Festival, Co-Director of the European Film Market in Berlin, Producer for Time Film (Berlin and New York), Associate Producer for Bruce Weber’s Little Bear Films and Executive Director of the Independent Feature Project. Karen studied documentary film at the Academy of Film and Television in Munich, Germany, and is an active volunteer and contributor to the Chromosome 18 Research Foundation. She serves as Creative Advisor to Hamptons Doc Fest.