Karen Hanson is executive producer and writer on Breaking Character, the first docuseries to explore disability representation from the perspective of performers with disabilities. She was also a writer/producer on the 13-part series Wild Archaeology, which aired on APTN (Canada) and FNX (U.S.) and was renewed for a second season. With a diverse background in the Canadian cultural industry, Karen brings a wide range of skills to the company. She worked in book publishing for many years, most recently as an acquisitions editor for HarperCollins, where she developed a list of critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction titles that have sold internationally and been optioned for the screen.
Within the film business, she co- wrote, directed and produced the award-winning Three Lives of Kate, which screened at over 35 festivals worldwide and aired on CBC and HBO. Her five-part series of thematically linked films includes An Even Briefer History of Time and star, dust, which won the Platinum Remi at the 34th Houston WorldFest.
A former instructor in the Media Fundamentals program at Sheridan College, Karen has also worked as a freelance script analyst for the Harold Greenberg Fund, Telefilm Canada and the Canadian Film Centre.