Senior creative director
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
Colleges & Universities
Government & Non-profits
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
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.
Two-minute excerpt from documentary about film festival project.
Karen Douglass Sadler, Executive Producer
© 2020 KD SADLER