Karen Everett is one of the world's leading documentary Story Consultants, as well as an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Founder of New Doc Editing, she has helped hundreds of filmmakers structure documentaries for PBS, HBO, Sundance, and other top venues.
Her business also provides directors with talented documentary editors.
Karen taught documentary editing for 18 years at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, named the #1-ranked documentary program in America by "Documentary Magazine".
Author of the book "Documentary Editing," she has directed and produced six of her own documentaries, including the award-winning PBS biography "I Shall Not Be Removed: The Life of Marlon Riggs" and "American Visionary: The Story of Barbara Marx Hubbard".
Guiding filmmakers to create solution-oriented documentaries that better the human condition, she was also the story consultant on the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary "50 Children" and the Emmy-nominated series "The Future Starts Here". Karen consulted on "The Russian Woodpecker", which won the Grand Jury World Cinema Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Karen received her Master's in Journalism at UC Berkeley and her BA from Smith College, graduating magna cum laude.