Baldwin began her career in professional sports as the Assistant All Star coordinator for the 1986 NHL All Star game hosted by the Hartford Whalers. She then went on to write and co-host her own local sports-oriented talk show in Hartford called Ahead of the Game.
A move to Los Angeles with her husband, Howard, in the '90s provided Karen with the opportunity to pursue an interest she had developed in high school and college-a career in acting. As an actress, her credits include Blue Grass, Spellbinder, Sudden Death, Eyewitness to a Murder, plus several other films and television guest appearances.
Having enjoyed a fair amount of success as an actress, Baldwin then became interested in the writing aspect of the business, which was to become her focus. She created several concepts for films and had them produced. Redline, Hot, Eyewitness to a Murder, Seeing Red and Sudden Death are a few of her writing credits.
Karen and Howard subsequently formed Baldwin/Cohen Entertainment with Richard Cohen, where Karen became interested in the development and producing end of the business and served as Vice President of Creative Affairs. During her tenure at Baldwin/Cohen, she helped develop and produce films such as Sudden Death, Resurrection, Gideon and Mystery Alaska.
Due to the death of their partner, Richard Cohen, the Baldwins then formed a partnership with Philip Anschutz and Crusader Entertainment was created. As Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs for Crusader Entertainment, Karen was involved with the day-to-day running of the company and the development and production of eight films in three years: Joshua, Children on Their Birthdays, A Sound of Thunder, Game of Their Lives, Danny Deckchair, Swimming Upstream, Ray and Sahara.
In 2004 the Baldwins formed their own independent development and production company, Baldwin Entertainment Group. With numerous projects in various stages of development, Karen Baldwin is currently the Senior Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs and a partner in the company. Her goal at Baldwin Entertainment Group is to work with talent (writers, directors and actors) in a highly collaborative fashion to develop quality scripts that will resonate with the public.
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