Elizabeth Karr, Producer, Discovery Productions
Elizabeth is writer/director/producer John Alan Simon’s producing partner at Discovery Productions. Discovery’s development slate includes prestigious IP from authors Philip K. Dick, Jim Thompson, Lucius Shepard and Ian Watson.
Elizabeth’s is a producer of the film adaptation of novel by Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report ), RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH, directed by John Alan Simon, starring Shea Whigham, Jonathan Scarfe, Alanis Morissette, Katheryn Winnick and Scott Wilson. RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH has won numerous awards at US / internationalfestivals and screened at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s prestigious “Indie Night Series.” US theatrical release on June 27, 2014, currently streaming on Netflix. For television, EK produced a Disney Channel pilot, WEBGIRL, aka VIRTUALLY CASEY, based on Elizabeth’s treatment, optioned by Suzanne De Passe Entertainment, Executive Produced by Brookwell/Macnamara Entertainment. Elizabeth has produced, cast and directed several short films and PSA’s.
Elizabeth is a producer of the documentary, THE GOOD BREAST , which premiered at Bentonville Film Festival May 4, 2016. Director Bernadette Wegenstein, Editor Victor Livingston, DP Allen Moore and composer House of Cards Emmy winner Jeff Beal. It continues its festival run and is being distributed by Icarus Films. Her second documentary with the same team, DEVOTI TUTTI, is in post-production.
Elizabeth has spear-headed two successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Seed & Spark. RFA Kickstarter raise of $94K was the platform’s third highest raise for distribution funds. She is a sought-after social media and crowdfunding consultant.
Elizabeth brings a well-rounded background to producing as an actor, writer, director, casting director and coach. On the other side of the camera, TV/film guest appearances include HOUSE, WOMENS MURDER CLUB, VERONICA MARS, SLEEPER CELL, ER , J EDGAR, SHILOH SEASON, JANUARY MAN. She has performed numerous lead roles on stage in New York, LA and regionally and been a Master Theatre Teaching Artist on the Los Angeles Music Center roster and LA’s Best, as well as a private acting/audition coach. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.
Elizabeth’s first foray into producing was in theatre – numerous critically-acclaimed plays in LA and New York; Founding producer of Classical Theatre Lab/West Hollywood’s annual FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS and secured its annual permanent financing. She recently was a producer of Pacific Resident Theatre’s award-winning solo show, SAFE AT HOME: AN EVENING WITH ORSON BEAN. She continues to be an active member in the Los Angeles Theatre community and has been a LA Theatre Ovations Award voter for ten plus years. She is Director/Producer/Founder of Cedarburg Productions. Company member/Producer of Pacific Resident Theatre, former Company member and Board member of Classical Theatre Lab for fourteen years, Chairman of the Board for four.
Graduate of Cornell University, BADA/London and Yale Drama’s Summer Program at Oxford University. Active member of Film Independent, IFP, WIF. Elizabeth serves on the Board of Directors of BADA (British American Drama Academy).
Elizabeth’s motto: Work hard and be nice to people.