CURRICULUM VITAE
 
Karen Hall
 
11812 San Vicente Blvd. #200
Los Angeles, Ca. 90049
KHall356@aol.com
http://members.tripod.com/~karenhall/homepage.html
 
 
Education:
 
  College of William and Mary Williamsburg, Virginia
  BA English (Playwriting) 1978
 
  University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia
 

Graduate School: MFA

Playwriting Program

1979
 
Experience:
 
  Judging Amy: "The God Thing" (series) 20th Century Fox
  Writer 2000
 
  Cupid: "Heart of the Matter" (series) Columbia Pictures Television
  Writer 1998
 
  Dark Debts (screenplay in development) The Manhattan Project (David Brown)
  Screenwriter and "from a novel by" 1997
 
  Grace Under Fire (series) Carsey/Werner Productions
  Creative Consultant 1994
 
  Roseanne (series) Carsey/Werner Productions
  Creative Consultant 1994
 
  I'll Fly Away (series) Lorimar Television
  Writer 1992
 
Episodes: "Fragile Truth"
"Slow Coming Dark"
 
  Darkness Before Dawn (movie-of-the-week) The Polone Company
  Writer 1990
 
  Northern Exposure: "Soapy Sanderson" (series) Lorimar Television
  Writer 1990
 
  Cuba and Claude (pilot) Universal Studios
  Writer 1989
 
  The Women of Brewster Place (mini-series) Phoenix Entertainment
  Writer and Supervising Producer 1987
 
  The Betty Ford Story (movie-of-the-week) ABC Circle Films
  Writer 1987
 
  Moonlighting (series) ABC Circle Films
  Supervising Producer 1986
 
Episodes:
"Big Man on Mulberry Street"
Shared credit on 8 other episodes
 
  Toughlove (movie-of-the-week) Fries Entertainment
  Writer 1985
 
  Maximum Security: "I Never Ran for My Father" --parts 1&2 (HBO series) Imagine
  Writer 1984
 
  Hill Street Blues (series) MTM Productions
  Executive Story Editor 1982 - 84
 
Episodes:
"Officer of the Year"
*Shared credit on 22 episodes (list available on request)
 
  M*A*S*H (series) 20th Century Fox
  Story Editor; Executive Story Editor 1980 - 82
 
Episodes:
(*shared credit)
"Father's Day"
"Communication Breakdown"
"Picture This"
"The Birthday Girls"
"That Darn Kid"
"Strange Bedfellows"
"Friends and Enemies"
"Hey Look Me Over" (*written by Karen Hall and Alan Alda)
"Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" (Final episode)*
 
  Eight is Enough (series) Lorimar Television
  Story Editor 1979 - 80
 
Sole credit on three episodes and shared credit on a two-parter.
 
Publications:
 
  "Divine Revenge"  
 
At Random (Random House magazine), August 1996 (column)
 
  "True Confessions of a Springsteen Fan"  
 
Los Angeles Herald Examiner, 1983 (concert review)
 
  Dark Debts  
 
(Novel)
Random House 1996; 405 pages,; hardcover
(Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection)
Random House 1996 Audiobook
Random House 1997; paperback; 498 pages
Foreign Translations:
Macmillan (UK) 1997; hardcover; 420 page
Pan Books (An Imprint of Macmillan) (UK) 1998; paperback; 485 pages
Tiden Norsk Forlag 1997 (Germany) Forbannelsen; hardcover; 415 pages
Archipel (France) L'Empreinte du Diable; paperback; 421 pages
Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Company (Japan) 1997; 349 pages
 
  "When Will the Heathen Rage?"  
 
Atlanta Constitution; August 19, 1998 (column)
 
  "Would Jesus Belong to the Christian Coalition?"  
 
Cosmopolitan Magazine, September 1996 (column)
 
Awards:
Writers' Guild of America Nomination for "The Birthday Girls" episode of M*A*S*H (1982)
 
Humanitas Award for "Where There's a Will There's a War" episode of M*A*S*H (1982)
 
Emmy Award Nomination for "Officer of the Year" episode of Hill Street Blues (1982)
 
Humanitas Award for "Who Knew?" episode of M*A*S*H (1983)*
 
Writers' Guild of America Nomination for "Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back" episode of Hill Street Blues (1983)*
 
Emmy Award Nomination for "Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back" episode of Hill Street Blues (1983)*
 
Esquire Magazine 1984 Registry: "Men and Women Under Forty Who Are Changing America" (December 1984)
 
Women in Film Luminas Award for "Toughlove" (1985)
 
Scott Newman Drug Prevention Award for "Toughlove" (1985)
 
Emmy Award Nomination for Moonlighting (Outstanding series: Drama): Supervising Producer (1986)
 
Writers' Guild of America Award Nomination for "Big Man on Mulberry Street" episode of Moonlighting (1886
 
Emmy Award Nomination for "I Am Curious Maddie" episode of Moonlighting (1987)*
 
Humanitas Award for "White Men Can't Kiss" episode of Roseanne (1994)*
 
Writers' Guild of Amrica Nomination for "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" episode of M*A*S*H (final episode 1983)*
 
Emmy Award Nomination for "Doris in Wonderland" episode of Hill Street Blues (1983)*
 
Emmy Award Nomination for "Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back" episode of Hill Street Blues (1983)*
 
Emmy Award Nomination for "Grace Under Pressure" episode of Hill Street Blues (1984)*
 
Writers' Guild of America Award for "Grace Under Pressure" episode of Hill Street Blues
 
Affiliations:
 
 
Act One Screenwriting Program, faculty
Humanitas Foundation, Board of Trustees
The Foundation for All God's Children, founder and president
 
Current Projects:
 
 
Writing second novel for Random House
Freelance television assignments
 
References:
 
 
Available upon request
 
Representation:
 
 
Television and Film: Norman Kurland, The Broder/Kurland/Webb/Uffner Agency, 9242 Beverly Blvd. #200, Beverly Hills, Ca. 90210 (310) 281-3424
Literary: Bennett Ashley, Janklow/Newborn/Ashley (A division of Janklow/Nesbitt), 445 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10022 (212) 355-1724

 

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