Karen Stark

Karen Stark

Right Coast Locations
Location Manager, Location Scout, Producer and Production Manager

Hudson, Massachusetts

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February 2013
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About Karen

I have been in the business for over 35 years, starting in NY & moving to MA in 1981. I started in Still Photography (running the New Faces Division at Wilhelmina Models in NY) then producing & Studio Managing in Boston for various photographers. I took classes in Film & Commercial Production and opened my own production company with 2 other people. We did mostly corporate work for Digital, Wang & Data General. I started freelancing in 1990, production managing & line producing. A producer asked me if I could do both production and location managing on a Japanese commercial. I decided I liked Locations and have been doing mostly that since. I still produce small, second unit jobs, but prefer location managing & scouting given the choice. I work mostly in the northeast, but am comfortable working in other states as well.

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  • Broad Squad

    Broad Squad (2015)
    TV Movie (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A drama centered around the first four women ever to graduate from Boston's Police Academy in 1978.

  • American Odyssey

    American Odyssey (2015)
    Television (Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Three families are torn apart when a stranded female soldier, a disillusioned corporate attorney and a disrespected political activist are pulled into the same shocking international military conspiracy.

  • All the Beautiful Things

    All the Beautiful Things (2014)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew John only believed in two things: it was always wrong to hit women, no matter what they do; he would always protect his best friend, no matter what he did. So when this girl told him that his best friend raped her, he needed to make a choice. He told her to go to the police. Only problem, she was lying. Written by John D. Harkrider

  • Olive Kitteridge

    Olive Kitteridge (2014)
    Television (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community. Written by HBO

  • Chasing Life

    Chasing Life (2014)
    Television (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew April Carver, whose world has just started to look up, is diagnosed with leukemia. With the support of her family and best friend, she might just be able to fight it.

  • The Unknown Known

    The Unknown Known (2013)
    Film (Documentary, Biography, History and War) Miscellaneous Crew Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

  • Conviction

    Conviction (2010)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill (2009)
    TV Movie (Crime) Miscellaneous Crew A Charlestown native returns to his hometown from serving in Afghanistan to join the Boston Police force like his father and brother before him. Now he must confront his mysterious past which includes his dead brother's widow with whom he has very strong feelings. He is also confronted with his first case on the force which involves the brutal murder of a woman and her unborn child in a town that doesn't talk about its own and within a police force where some people may not be who they seem. Written by unknown

  • Surrogates

    Surrogates (2009)
    Film (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates -- sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery. Written by Touchstone Pictures

  • The Proposal

    The Proposal (2009)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew For three years, Andrew Paxton has slaved as the assistant to Margaret Tate, hard-driving editor at a New York publisher. When Margaret, a Canadian, faces deportation for an expired visa, she hatches a scheme to marry Andrew - he agrees if she'll promise a promotion. A skeptical INS agent vows to test the couple about each other the next Monday. Andrew had plans to fly home that weekend for his grandma's 90th, so Margaret goes with him - to Sitka, Alaska - where mom, dad, and grams await. Family dynamics take over: tensions between dad and Andrew, an ex-girlfriend, Andrew's dislike of Margaret, and her past color the next few days, with the INS ready to charge Andrew with fraud. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • The Golden Boys

    The Golden Boys (2008)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew A romantic comedy, set on Cape Cod in 1905, about three 70-year-old retired sea captains who try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marriage.

  • My Best Friend's Girl

    My Best Friend's Girl (2008)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Dustin, an amiable guy, is in love with Alexis, a coworker. When she tells him she just wants to be friends, he hires his roommate Tank, a fast-talking, amoral scoundrel who has a side business: men whose women have dumped them hire Tank to take their ex-girlfriends out on the date from Hell, to drive the women back into their old boyfriends' arms. He takes out Alexis who, against her better judgment, decides she needs some randy fun, so Tank is in a quandary: take Alexis up on her offer, or stay true to his friend. More complications ensue as the wedding of Alexis's sister approaches. Tank seeks advice from his father, Dustin pursues Alexis, and questions of self-worth need answers. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • The Great Debaters

    The Great Debaters (2007)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invitation to face Harvard University's national champions. The team of four, which includes a female student and a very young James Farmer, is tested in a crucible heated by Jim Crow, sexism, a lynch mob, an arrest and near riot, a love affair, jealousy, and a national radio audience. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • American Experience

    American Experience (2007)
    Television (Documentary and History) Miscellaneous Crew A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

  • Empire Falls

    Empire Falls (2005)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew A drama that swoops in on Empire Falls, an economically depressed mill town in Maine, and lifetime resident Miles Roby, who's run the town's top restaurant for some twenty years. Miles is surrounded by his newly thin wife, meddling father, and hostile boss. Written by Anonymous

  • House M.D.

    House M.D. (2004 - 2005)
    Television (Drama and Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew The series follows the life of anti-social, pain killer addict, witty and arrogant medical doctor Gregory House with only half a muscle in his right leg. He and his team of medical doctors try to cure very ill ordinary people in the United States of America. Written by Samtroy

  • Our Fathers

    Our Fathers (2005)
    TV Movie (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew In the 1970s and 1980s a scandal was brewing in the Boston diocese of the Roman Catholic Church. Pedophile priests, especially Father John Geoghan, were sexually molesting young boys. Although the Cardinal at the time, Bernard Law, was made aware of the evil acts committed by Geoghan & other priests, he sided with the priests and quietly moved them from one church to the next, and kept the matter a secret from the authorities. Years later, the victims start to come forward, and a lawyer sues Cardinal Law & the diocese for hiding the crimes from the authorities. Cardinal Law arrogantly defends his behavior, and refuses to resign. Meanwhile, Father Geoghan is found guilty and sentenced to 10 years behind bars. Will the Cardinal resign now...or continue to try to hold onto his position? Written by medic249a2

  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
    Film (Adventure, Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Miscellaneous Crew Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire are three intelligent young children who receive terrible news that their parents have died in a fire and have left them an enormous fortune not to be used until the eldest child is of age. When they are sent to live with Count Olaf, a greedy distant relative, they soon learn he is trying to steal their fortune for himself. Written by jackwhiteyouremyhero

  • Little Black Book

    Little Black Book (2004)
    Film (Comedy, Romance and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Stacy Holt, an associate producer for a daytime talk show, is confounded by her boyfriend Derek's unwillingness to talk about his previous relationships. Egged on by her co-worker Barb, Stacy sneaks a look at his personal digital organizer, scores the names and numbers of his exes, and sets up interviews with them--all in an effort to get closer to her man. Her plan starts to unravel, however, when she becomes friends with one of the women. Written by Anonymous

  • Beacon Hill

    Beacon Hill (2004)
    Film (Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew The late Irish hero fireman's (Lefty) charming son William M. "Billy" Dylan (25) is elected as independent, youngest Massachusettes state representative. He joins the Democrats, Congress seat Beacon Hill's legendary rooster, House speaker Charles T. "Chick" Mudoon, who trusts the customary campaign debt check will reel the rookie in as another meek party soldier. However the naive, naturally noble new boy, who doesn't hesitate to single-handedly fight off two skinhead gay-bashers, has and follows his own conscience. He defeats Muldoon's dodgy attempts to prevent a congressional committee investigating state police school cadet abuse, which would compromise his deputy, majority leader Spanky Reardon. It seems Muldoon's revenged when Dylan gets framed for the alleged violent abuse of a two-faced congressional aid. However, there's a more devious, ambitious plot behind two abuse cases and a staged corrupt payment for a memorial hospital wing. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Alma Mater

    Alma Mater (2002)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew 1960's Harvard Professor is having an affair with his (male) teaching assistant.

  • Crossing Jordan

    Crossing Jordan (2001 - 2002)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh is a forensic pathologist who lost her job with the Boston medical examiner's office because her passion for solving homicides frequently extended beyond the autopsy table. Years later, an old ally rescues Jordan from court-ordered anger management training in Los Angeles and rehires her to her former job in Boston. Jordan is still feisty and mercurial and a pain in the butt, but management tolerates her because she is good at her job. She and her father, a disgraced former Boston police detective, often solve crimes together by using a role-playing game they've played since Jordan's childhood. It goes: "You be the killer, and I'll be the victim and we'll figure out how this happened." The driving force in Jordan's life and career is the crime she took the longest time to solve -- her mother's murder. Written by A.B. Gilpin

  • Summer Catch

    Summer Catch (2001)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Romance and Sport) Miscellaneous Crew Ryan Dunne, a nice high-school kid, who works hard mowing lawns for dad Sean's firm, is caught between loyalty to Sir, who cynically believes neither of his sons will even climb the social ladder, and big brother Mike, who scolds Ryan's lack of ambition to go all the way to be recruiter for for a baseball college scholarship, which Mike had to abandon due to a wound. To complicate matters, he falls in love with a snob client's daughter. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Lift

    Lift (2001)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew This feature takes us into the world of "boosters" or shoplifters where a charismatic, intelligent young female booster from a dysfunctional family, notably her mother and grandmother, engages in the illegal occupation of shoplifting. A non-stereotypical view of how problematic family relations fed her foray into a criminal profession. Written by L. J. Allen-2

  • A Civil Action

    A Civil Action (1998)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Jan Schlichtmann, a tenacious lawyer, is addressed by a group of families. When investigating the seemingly non-profiting case, he finds it to be a major environmental issue that has a lot of impact potential. A leather production company could be responsible for several deadly cases of leukemia, but also is the main employer for the area. Schlichtmann and his three colleagues set out to have the company forced to decontaminate the affected areas, and of course to sue for a major sum of compensation. But the lawyers of the leather company's mother company are not easy to get to, and soon Schlichtmann and his friends find themselves in a battle of mere survival. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

  • A Question of Trust

    A Question of Trust (1996)
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  • Kilian's Chronicle: The Magic Stone

    Kilian's Chronicle: The Magic Stone (1995)
    Film (Adventure) Miscellaneous Crew One thousand years ago, the vikings were lost to a mysterious coast in the Northe Antlantic.Kilian, the Irish slave,stole the navigating stone,fortunately original people of Americath rescued him and helped him how to living on there.

  • Special Branch

    Special Branch (1973)
    Television (Action and Crime) Actress Ground-breaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists and subversives.

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