Senior creative director

Executive producer

Production company manager

Film festival producer/director 


CEO and ED 

Arts, music & film industries

PSA campaigns for NIH (National Institutes of Health)

Educator and Speaker


Production companies

Colleges & Universities

Government & Non-profits

Content creators

Artists & Students


Executive responsible for developing A-list international film directors and producing world-class films, music videos, broadcast television spots and cultural arts programming. 

Mentored new artists in skills to successfully produce top content and developed companies to attract clients looking for creative leadership, including Sony, Warner, Def Jam, and Coke.

Over 10 years as senior executive producer on more than 300 filmed content projects including government PSA campaigns and as award-winning cultural arts producer, staged live events and educational programs. Fundraised millions to benefit children and the arts. 

Creative Director/Producer, ArtLife Productions

Founder and Director, World Arts Film Festival

MFA, Film, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont 

(expected Spring 2021) 

Alumna, Lincoln Center Education, Teaching Artist Development Lab

MA, Cinema Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, NY, New York

BFA, Visual Arts and Film Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Personal Statement

It is my commitment to provide greater opportunities through the arts for individual voices to be shared. By exploring how random encounters between people can provide new access and connectivity, I work at conjuring an intersection that is beyond age and ability, where artists and filmmakers may meet to mentor each other and bring their work into the world.

Current Projects

PBS Documentary

Two-minute excerpt from documentary about film festival project.

Karen Douglass Sadler, Executive Producer


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