Karen Bernstein

Karen Bernstein is an Emmy and Grammy award-winning documentary film and radio producer and editor who has spent over 25 years producing, researching and editing with some of the most prestigious producer/directors in the documentary field. She has produced various series for PBS, American Masters, HBO, and Etsy, among others. Her current projects include a short documentary about grackle birds in Austin, titled WHAT DO THEY WANT?; a webisode series on women at the Hilltop/Mountainview prison units; and, with Galan Inc., a documentary feature, CHILDREN OF GIANT which will be broadcast on the Voces series/PBS and was awarded research and development funding from Latino Public Broadcasting. Karen is also producing a full-length documentary biographical portrait of the filmmaker Richard Linklater for American Masters. Recently, she produced both the television and theatrical versions of FIXING THE FUTURE: NOW on PBS with David Brancaccio as host (Jumpstart Productions). Her documentary TROOP 1500 toured film festivals and other venues throughout the country and was short-listed for an Academy Award. She currently lives in Austin with her partner and eight-year-old son. (01/20)

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Troop 1500 Girl Scouts Beyond Bars


A film by Ellen Spiro & Karen Bernstein, 2005, 68 min., Color
Their mothers may be convicted thieves, murderers and drug dealers, but the girls of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers and marine biologis...

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