Karen is a producer, co-owner of Joint Effort - a film production company, and co-owner with her husband Jim, of JC Productions - a music production company. She is currently packaging a feature film and developing a Children's Book and a TV Anthology series...

About Me

Karen has had extensive experience producing TV specials, documentaries and children's programming; such as Coordinating Producer for the PAX special Changed Lives: Miracles of the Passion, as Associate Producer for Headliners & Legends with Matt Lauer, as Co-Producer for the television special America's Throwaway Children, starring Dennis Franz and Danny Glover and as Post-Production Producer for the animation company TMS Entertainment, Inc.. She has also produced documentaries DVDs for HPN entitled The Hollywood Crisis, The Hollywood Tribe and The Hollywood Community and directed a short doc. for Go Public. She has written episodes of the TV Series The Incurables, created and produced the rock gospel music show pilot Good News Rock, and was Associate Producer with Shari Lewis for two of her Home Video series, One Minute Bedtime Stories and One Minute Bible Stories. Karen also has the honor of producing her sons' short films. She is currently in development with the feature film Charley Parkhurst.

As Head of Development at Penthouse Presentations, a TV production company (not affiliated with the magazine), Karen created and developed both television movies and series concepts. She was the assistant to the Executive Producer for a CBS-TV movie The Two Lives of Carol Letner, and was co-writer and assistant editor for Players or Pawns, a sports documentary and winner of best documentary at the San Francisco Film Festival.

Karen was also the producing director of the 8th Annual Women in Film Festival in Los Angeles. Prior to that event she was one of the founders of Kino Women International (KIWI), an international women's film federation at the Moscow Film Festival and in Georgia, Soviet Union. She has also been booking producer for TV specials and fundraisers, booking celebrities and interviewees for the American Heart Association, the American Lung Cancer Association and World Vision International. She also served as the interim Theatre Manager for the Mark Taper Forum for six months.  

As Founding Director of the non-profit corporation The Hollywood Prayer Network, Karen also speaks and teaches around the country to people of faith, encouraging them to not hate Hollywood or boycott its products, but instead to pray for the people in the entertainment industry.   She is also a published co-author of two books with her husband Jim and their writing partner Victorya Rogers, entitled, "How To Talk About Jesus Without Freaking Out" with the revised edition, “The J Bomb” and "The Day I Met God," all available at Barnesandnoble.com, Thrillinglife.com and on Amazon.com.

Karen is a graduate of USC with a BA in Theatre Producing, a member of the Producers Guild of America, a founding member of PREMISE, and a board member of the Biola University Media Task Force. She is married to a film and TV composer and her best pal Jim and they are the proud parents of their two professional filmmaking sons Christopher and Cameron Covell.

PARTIAL MEDIA LIST

TV Interviews:

Janet Parshall's America

100 Huntley Street – Canada
ABC Evening News
Aspiring Women
At Home Live with Chuck & Jenni
CNN‘s Showbiz Tonight
Good Morning America
Family Net's The Call
LA Channel 5 News
LeSea Broadcasting
NOWTV – Winnipeg, Canada
Total Living Network
Trinity Broadcasting Network
Mars Hill Network, Syracuse, NY

Nat'l Radio Interviews:

In the Marketplace with Janet Parshall
KKLA - The Frank Stonag Show
KKLA - The Frank Pastore Show
KSBJ - Sunday Night Live
Lovaliscious
American Family Radio
BBC Radio
Beverly LaHaye Today
CCCI Radio
Duffy & Company
KKMS Radio, The Twin Cities
KLOVE
KFI Radio
LifeTalk Radio