"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."
Director of Programming & Associate Director
CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL
"I met Kristine when she was acquiring action films for AFM clients. Because 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."
"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."
President, NELCO MEDIA
"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."
Kristine Kreska, President
(Chief Faerie Officer)
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.
Ms. Kreska studied Scandinavian Film and Television at the University of Copenhagen and 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.
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.
Kristine was honored with eleven festival nominations/awards in 2018/2019 for her SFX makeup 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.