Director of Programming & Associate Director
CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL
"Kristine brings expertise and vision to her work in business and art. I find myself always seeking her advice and expertise, and I am not surprised that others do the same after witnessing her passion over the time I have known her. I find her strength and perspectives incredibly inspiring, and I absolutely love that she consistently has me thinking from a variety of viewpoints."
President, Nelco Media
"Kristine is considerably more knowledgeable and connected than she would ever let on. This is uncommon in Hollywood. She was one of my lead advisors as a producer of the 69th Miss Universe Pageant and was invaluable to my success on the project."
"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."
Patti Price and Corky Kessler
Producer and Entertainment Lawyer
"It has been an absolute pleasure to have Ms. Kristine Kreska on our International Indie Filmmaker Day panel held during Sundance, Cannes, and TIFF. She brings incredible wisdom and encouragement to the attendees to help move their projects forward."
Board of Directors
"I worked directly with Kristine on several engagements while at Sanwa Bank / Bank of the West. Kristine was a great communicator during the recruitment process and ensured that the search was specifically tailored to the positions we were filling. She is well qualified to drive similar engagements."
Laurie S. Reilly
"The best that any screenwriter can hope for is a champion for their work. Kristine is that worthy warrior as well as a consummate professional that has the knowledge to guide a project through to fruition. Always respectful of an artist’s work, Kristine manages to deftly bring creative and trending touches to a project that gently pushes the writer to generate a polished and screen-ready manuscript."
Vice President Portfolio Management
EAST WEST BANK
"Her skill in guiding the process through the offer/closing was outstanding and her efficiency and effectiveness far exceeded any of her peers."
Kristine Kreska, President
Ms. Kreska is a voting member/judge of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmys), 2021 juror for Cinequest Film Festival and a past Board Member of UXPA Los Angeles.
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) 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/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.