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The enduring power of classic stories involves simple but powerful themes that invoke primal fear. That's why we remember them.

Kristine Kreska, President

Kristine Kreska is an Emmy juror, screenplay writer, festival juror, and film distribution panelist. She is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmys Pacific Southwest Chapter), SAG-AFTRA, and a past Board Member of UXPA Los Angeles. Kristine has judged International Filmmaker Day at Sundance and Cannes. She is a Cinequest feature film judge and script reader. 

 

Kristine Kreska has been working in the entertainment industry for more than two decades. She began her career at Winstar Communications (formerly known as Fox Lorber, Winstar Home Entertainment, and Wellspring Media).

 

In 2001, Winstar was sold to IDT Telecommunications and Ms. Kreska joined Bank of the West, a BNP company, as an Assistant Vice President in the Human Resources Group in Los Angeles. In this time she has served as a senior recruiter for Bank of the West's business banking divisions including syndications, compliance, wealth management, real estate, Pacific Rim trade finance, and credit risk during the mergers of United Financial of Japan, Sanwa Bank, Tokai Bank/Toyo Trust & Banking Co., United California Bank, and BNP Paribas.

In 2004, a key art award-winning marketing agency, B.D. Fox & Friends, Inc., recruited Kristine for their Los Angeles office. As a Vice President, she was servicing the largest film sales agencies and film distributors in the United States. Her experience as an account manager was instrumental in establishing a film sales division overseeing all aspects of acquisition, key art, movie trailers, and international sales. After the retirement and sale of B.D. Fox in 2007, switched her focus to consulting for independent films as a producer. Ms. Kreska has also consulted with other producers on how to make their films more accessible to audiences through script development, sales projections, festival submissions, and distribution deals.

Ms. Kreska earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Oakland University where she studied management information systems, marketing, and organizational behavior. Her internship was at Ducker Worldwide where she worked with companies such as Dupont, Motorola, and General Motors evaluating consumer research studies as a programmer.

She is also a graduate of Cinema Makeup School with a specialty in character design, SFX injuries, and fashion. She was honored with eleven festival awards and nominations in 2018/2019 for her work on Don’t Look Back written by Jeff Howard (known for Midnight Mass, Haunting of Hill House, Oculus, Gerald’s Game). She was honored with the Leonard Engelman Fellowship award in 2013. Kristine continues to design couture clothing with Nathan Wold under the brand name, Supervillain.