Kristine Kreska, President
Ms. Kristine is a voting member of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and a past Board Member of UXPA Los Angeles. Kreska was the special effects makeup artist for ‘Don’t Look Back’ written by Jeff Howard (writer of Oculus, Ouija, and The Haunting of Hill House). She’s also the ghost woman in the mirror! She holds six festival wins and five nominations for special effects and visual effects.
Kristine Kreska has been working in entertainment for two decades. She began her entertainment career at Winstar Communications (formerly known as Fox Lorber, Winstar Home Entertainment, and Wellspring Media) as a Regional Recruiter supporting the sales, management, and syndications offices for Southern California and Arizona in 2000.
Winstar was sold to IDT Telecommunications in 2001 and Ms. Kreska joined Bank of the West, a BNP company, as an Assistant Vice President responsible for executive staffing within BancWest Investment Services, Wealth Management, Syndications, PacRim Trade Finance, Credit Risk, and Compliance divisions during the mergers of United Financial of Japan (Sanwa Bank, Tokai Bank, and Toyo Trust & Banking Co.), United California Bank, and BNP Paribas.
In 2004, Ms. Kreska joined the key art award-winning entertainment creative agency B.D. Fox & Friends, Inc. where she launched the company’s film sales division as Vice President overseeing all aspects of acquisition, key art, movie trailers, and international sales. She’s been an exhibitor at EFM, AFM, and Cannes markets.
After the retirement of B.D. Fox in 2007, Ms. Kreska switched her focus to consulting for independent film development and sales as a producer’s rep and buyer’s rep.
Ms. Kreska earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Oakland University where she studied management information systems, marketing, and business. She is also a graduate of Cinema Makeup School with a specialty in character design, SFX injuries, and fashion. She was honored with the Leonard Engelman Fellowship award in 2013.
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Eli Hershko, Producer/Director
"I met Kristine when she was acquiring action films for AFM clients. Since my film 'Carl[a]' starring Laverne Cox was an LGBTQIA drama, Kristine referred me to her contact at Ariztical. Ariztical specialized in this genre and distributed my film."