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Karyn Kusama (born March 21, 1968) is an American film director who had her breakthrough with Girlfight, her first feature film. She wrote the screenplay and directed the film at age 27. It was released in 2000 and won the Director's Prize and the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival. The independent feature film with a budget of around US$1 Million was critically well received. It brought in US$1,667,000.

It took two years to find financing for the film. After financing fell through shortly before shooting began, Girlfight was fully financed by film-maker John Sayles, for whom she worked as an assistant at that time.

Since Girlfight, Kusama has moved on to direct commercial Hollywood productions. To date, she only directed three more feature films, Aeon Flux, Jennifer's Body, and The Invitation, as well as one episode of the TV series The L Word.

Kusama's films have been set in varying genres. Whereas Girlfight was a contemporary American drama, Aeon Flux is set in the future, and Jennifer's Body is a horror film. The Invitation is a thriller. She is one of only a few American female directors who serve a variety of genres and direct sci-fi and horror movies as well.

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  • "I'm not going away, people."

    Director Karyn Kusama’s debut movie "Girlfight" was a critical knockout in 2000; her latest film, "The Invitation," is opening to raves. To get from that point to this one, however, has been "like open heart surgery without the painkillers."

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Karyn Kusama for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Karyn Kusama for your next private or corporate function.
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Karyn Kusama

American Film Director

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Karyn Kusama Biography

Karyn Kusama (born March 21, 1968) is an American film director who had her breakthrough with Girlfight, her first feature film. She wrote the screenplay and directed the film at age 27. It was released in 2000 and won the Director's Prize and the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival. The independent feature film with a budget of around US$1 Million was critically well received. It brought in US$1,667,000.

It took two years to find financing for the film. After financing fell through shortly before shooting began, Girlfight was fully financed by film-maker John Sayles, for whom she worked as an assistant at that time.

Since Girlfight, Kusama has moved on to direct commercial Hollywood productions. To date, she only directed three more feature films, Aeon Flux, Jennifer's Body, and The Invitation, as well as one episode of the TV series The L Word.

Kusama's films have been set in varying genres. Whereas Girlfight was a contemporary American drama, Aeon Flux is set in the future, and Jennifer's Body is a horror film. The Invitation is a thriller. She is one of only a few American female directors who serve a variety of genres and direct sci-fi and horror movies as well.

Karyn Kusama Videos

  • An Interview With 'The Invitation' Director Karyn Kusama - YouTube
  • 2011 Film Independent Forum: Karyn Kusama interview - YouTube

FAQs on booking Karyn Kusama

  • How to book Karyn Kusama?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Karyn Kusama for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Karyn Kusama, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Karyn Kusama or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Karyn Kusama?

    Booking fees for Karyn Kusama, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Karyn Kusama, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Karyn Kusama?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Karyn Kusama for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Karyn Kusama for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Karyn Kusama or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Karyn Kusama or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Karyn Kusama is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Karyn Kusama for your event is available upon request. Karyn Kusama generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ava DuVernay, Marielle Heller, Barry Jenkins, Alejandro Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Karyn Kusama for an upcoming event.

Karyn Kusama Speaker Videos

  • An Interview With 'The Invitation' Director Karyn Kusama - YouTube
    2011 Film Independent Forum: Karyn Kusama interview - YouTube

Karyn Kusama News

  • "I'm not going away, people."

    Director Karyn Kusama’s debut movie "Girlfight" was a critical knockout in 2000; her latest film, "The Invitation," is opening to raves. To get from that point to this one, however, has been "like open heart surgery without the painkillers."

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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