About Us

A Networking Event for Writers, Directors and Content Creators


"Q&A with Literary Agent" 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Los Angeles Film School
B2 Theatre (Enter from Main Lobby)
6353 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(Parking lot on Ivar is $6 or use nearby street meters)

About the Event
 Are you seeking representation as a writer, director or content creator? Have you been querying literary agents and had no luck getting signed? Would you like to get insider information on what agents look for when signing on new clients? Or insight about the current spec marketplace? Or maybe you're interested in becoming an agent? If so, this is an intimate event that you do not want to miss! All participants will have an opportunity to ask candid questions directly to the speaker!

About the Speaker
Karen Kirkland is a Literary Agent at Abrams Artists Agency, and an industry veteran, who over the past 27 years has been involved in various aspects of the film and television industry; stemming from an independent producing background, compiling over 50 commercial and music videos to her credit. She has been nominated for multiple MTV Music Video Awards, won an NAACP Image Award for Video of the Year, and served as the producer of the LA Film Festival, a preeminent cinematic event, showcasing compelling independent films, TV and episodic work from emerging storytellers, alongside filmmaker-driven studio titles.

Formerly, as Nickelodeon’s Vice President, Talent Development and Outreach, Karen spent 13+ years identifying, developing and staffing writing talent onto Nickelodeon network productions. Under her leadership, Nickelodeon’s Writing Program expanded worldwide and blossomed into one of the most competitive and well-respected vehicles for emerging television writers.

As one of the industry’s leading creative strategists for writers, Karen has helped to launch the careers of many successful creative visionaries including those who are currently at EP, Producer and Story Editor level at Nickelodeon, HBO, Comedy Central, ABC, Adult Swim, The CW, FOX, Amazon, Hulu and NBC/Universal.

Karen is an international speaker, having led writing workshops around the world. She has been a judge for numerous screenwriting award competitions including the BANFF World Media Festival, the UCLA Screenwriter’s Showcase and the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition.

Karen most recently founded The Breakk; a 3-day creative retreat for emerging female television writers from around the world. Karen loves to connect with writers, so feel free to follow her on Twitter and Instagram!

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