Contact

Professional Status

Freelancer
Available

About Me

* Blogger since 2009
* SGDL member French Writers Guild since 1990
* Creator of the '7 Transmedia Families' a design thinking tool
* Transmedia Mix creator and facilitator, with the Institute for Research & Innovation of the Centre Pompidou, Paris 2014
* Transmedia Live Storm conference, artist residency Paris 2010
* 10 MOTS+1 a transmedia experience with children for the French Ministry of Culture 2005
* MENTAL HEALTH IN BELGIUM Creative documentary RTBF writer
* Junior journalist Cannes Radio and Cannes Film Festival on national TV

Film Writer/Director:
* QUE DEMANDER DE PLUS ? Creative documentary (Cinédoc)
* MY WOODSTOCK
Creative documentary on the 25th anniversary of Woodstock director
* RIDICULOUS KILLS!
Writer Filmmaker short fiction Grant from French Ministry of Youth. Released in theaters, televison and festivals. Prix Défi-Jeunes 1990

Karine Halpern

Experience

Strategist - Facilitator - Transmedia Producer - Writer

Transmedia Ready
Since september 2010
  • http://www.transmediaready.com
    Clients in public and private sectors.
    Speaker & Trainer (International events and universities) * Social Media & Community Manager * Experience Designer * Creativity Booster (coaching) * Events Curator

Trainer, Teacher, Facilitator

Private & National Schools
Since 2000
  • Sciences PO Grenoble (Master Transmedia)
    CEFPF (Cinema)
    IC-COM (Cultural Industries)

Marketing & Communications

Transmedia Storyteller Ltd.
February 2012 to june 2012
  • Narrative design with CONDUCTTR a tool dedicated for the transmedia practitioners created by Robert Pratten

Crossmedia Producer/Director/Writer

TAWAK PICTURES
2008 to october 2009
  • GLOBAL PROJECT: MEASURING PROGRESS OF SOCIETIES
    an E-learning & DVD programme for the Governmental German agency INWENT, Ministry of Finance, with the OECD World Forum and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Crossmedia Producer/Director

EUROPEAN COMMISSION & ADETEF France
August 2008 to june 2009
  • 1. Digital strategy, content production, interactive App, data visualization series of e-learning in French, English Arabic.
    2. Crossmedia content for the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership MEDSTAT a Programme of the European Commission (EUROP'AID) with the French Ministry of Finance

Crossmedia Producer/Director (founder)

ENTHUZIASM
January 2003 to 2008
  • Founder & President nonprofit association for the development of multimedia content
  • Video archives for the Think Tank COLLEGIUM INTERNATIONAL presided by former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard and UN Ambassador Stéphane Hessel 2007
  • E-learning series for the German governmental agency INWENT Ministry of Finance: STATISTICS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS international cooperation with Africa 2006-2007
  • Transmedia experience with children for the French Ministry of Culture and the Museum Universciences, Paris 2004 - 2005
  • - Series of interviews anniversary of VILLES INTERNET 2008
    - DVD French governmental agency on sustainability in 2006

Jan Kounen Personal Assistant

La Petite Reine & Ajoz Films
June 2002 to july 2003
  • Personal assisant to feature films director Jan Kounen. 'Blueberry' ('Renegade') with Vincent Cassel, Michael Madsen, Juliet Lewis a UGC release (film shoot, post production, promotion)

Interactive & Creative Producer

Le PASS (Museum) Parc d'Aventures Scientifiques
1999 to june 2000
  • Produced interactive and multilingual (French, English and Dutch) content for all the exhibitions of the scientific Museum. Artistic supervision. Line producer.

Press & Media assistant

UNITED NATIONS
February 2001 to march 2001
  • Conference on the Least Advanced Countries with the European Commission

Public & Press Relations * Sales & Marketing * Special Events

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS & MARKETS
1991 to 2005
  • Liaison bureau INDEPENDENTS SHOWCASE, a New York based agency for the promotion of independent films. Sales assistant, press, events organizer
  • Sales Assistant, feature films producers & distributors (France, Belgium, USA) at international film markets:
    MIP TV, MIPCOM, MIFED, IFP, AFM, LONDON, TORONTO... (with Parabole, Polygone Productions, Les Films du Village, La Sept/Arte, Transtel TV, Omnivision, Amazing Movies, Picture This, Filmwave Pictures, Atmosphere Entertainment, Initial Vidéo Distribution, Alizé Productions…)
  • Polygone Productions, Belgium :
    - 1st HD catalogue of Documentary Films
    - 1st Public Theater Screening Full HD documentary in Belgium with Barco and EVS
  • Development of features films, in charge on the relations between Europe and the USA

Festival Coordinator & Curator * Guests Manager

BRUSSELS International FILM FESTIVAL
January 1996 to may 1998
  • Head of Guests Service. Co-curation for the festival.
    Founder & Curator : “America Meets Europe" (feature films) with Kinepolis

Curator * Events Organiser * Founder

FENETRES SUR COURTS
1991 to 1997
  • Events curator & organizer at the Cinémathèque Française (Presided by Ethnologist Jean Rouch).
    Special screenings "Mosaïques" with Alliances Françaises, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Espace Kronenbourg Paris and private sponsors
  • FESTIVAL DU CINEMA AMERICAIN DE DEAUVILLE:
    curator and organizer of the 1st short films section of the festival: «Courts Métrages sous les Etoiles», with sponsors Philips Morris, Radio Nova, Media Business Partners, Région Basse Normandie.

Co-Founder * Film Distributor

Plus en Plus Films
January 1996 to december 1996
  • Curator of French films abroad and of American independent films in Europe. For instance the programme "The Long and the Short of French Cinema" at Bleecker Street Cinema, New York.
  • Development of features films, in charge on the relations between Europe and the USA.

Line Producer * Production Manager * Assistant on Film/TV/Commercials

Production companies France Belgium
1990 to 2005
  • Commercials and commissioned films with:
    Gédéon - Franco American - Planète Spot - Tea For Two - Cake - Milly Films - Quad - Son et Lumière - Foxtrot Productions - PHP - Puma - Tea For Two Productions
  • Feature films: Films Alain Sarde - Manitou Productions - Productions Desmichelle - Noé
  • Documentary films: PBS - Alizé Films - Films du Village - Films d'Ici (Arte, France TV)- Polygone

Opening Night Gala Assistant

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
1992
  • Preparation and backstage assistant/coordinator.

Education

MASTER in Public & Political Communications

Université Paris Est Créteil
2008 to 2010

Memoire: Data Communications and International Cooperation
☆ Academia > http://upec.academia.edu/KarineHalpern
PHD Candidate Aix Marseille and Paris universities (transmedia concept)

Certification: 'Médiation Culturelle'

CNAM Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers)
2009

Preparation for a BA Film & Media

City University of New York: Hunter College
1988

University of Paris: English
American University of Paris: Finance

Continuing Education

Europe
1995 to 2010

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