In Conversation with CSA Winner Karen Walton
Date | Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | 6:00 PM ET
Speaker: Karen Walton
Moderator: Hannah Cheesman
|Karen Walton, Screenwriter
Karen Walton is an award-winning screenwriter and creative producer whose credits span an eclectic array of popular, critically-acclaimed and/or ground-breaking film and television works. To film lovers, she’s the sardonic scribe behind the international cult horror classic, Ginger Snaps. In television, she’s been in the earliest writing rooms for game-changing series such as gay culture classic Queer As Folk, and science fiction sensation Orphan Black.
Her unique voice and dedication to social change through innovative content has won Karen a Canadian Comedy Award, a special jury citation from the Toronto International Film Festival, Canadian Screen Awards for Best Dramatic Series, and the Writers Guild of Canada’s Writers Block Award for outstanding contribution to the national screenwriting community. At this past Canadian Screen Awards, Karen was awarded the Margaret Collier Award which is presented to a writer for a body of work in Canadian film and/or television, or for significant contribution to the international profile of Canadian film and/or television.