Karen Chien

Karin Chien is an independent film producer based in New York City, and the 2010 recipient of the Independent Spirit Producers Award. Karin has produced eight feature-length films, including CIRCUMSTANCE (2011), THE EXPLODING GIRL (2009), and THE MOTEL (2005), which have won over 75 festival awards, premiered at Sundance and Berlin, and received international distribution. Most recently, CIRCUMSTANCE won the Audience Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Karin is in post-production on two features, P. Benoit’s STONES IN THE SUN about exile from Haiti, and Bradley Rust Gray’s JACK & DIANE starring Juno Temple. Karin is the president and founder of dGenerate Films, the leading distributor of independent, uncensored Chinese cinema. Karin is also the director of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) Fellowship and the curator of the Chinatown Film Project, an inaugural film exhibition for the Museum of Chinese in America.