Karen Dillon
Karen Dillon was born in Ulysses, Kansas. Winner of a National Talent Search for Photography, she received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and her MFA from Columbia University in Film Directing. She has taught filmmaking and screenwriting at the Kansas City Art Institute, the University of Kansas, Columbia University, the New York Film Academy at Princeton, and Katharine Gibbs School. From 1998 -1999 she was Dean of Media Studies at the Ross School in East Hampton NY. In 1997 her film script Perfect Attendance won the Gerhard Zuther Memorial Award. In 2001 her film script, Birds With Teeth, a comedy about 19th century paleontology, won a screenwriting award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and an excerpt of the script was performed at the Museum of Television and Radio by the Ensemble Studio Theater in LA. She was hired to write the upcoming epic film drama, Degas, in New Orleans. Currently she is a freelance television producer at Al Roker Productions in New York, developing science, history, and reality programming. Karen Dillon was awarded a Screenwriting grant at Columbia in 2001 for Birds with Teeth

Sloan-awarded films


2001