Producer & Director of The Hollywood Prayer Network
Karen is a television producer, Director of the Hollywood Prayer Network (HPN) and co-founder and producer for JC Productions, an independent television and music production company.
Ms. Covell has had extensive experience producing TV specials, documentaries and children's programming; such as Coordinating Producer for the PAX special Changed Lives: Miracles of the Passion, as Associate Producer for Headliners & Legends with Matt Lauer, as Co-Producer for the television special America's Throwaway Children, starring Dennis Franz and Danny Glover and as Post-Production Producer for the animation company TMS Entertainment, Inc.. She has also produced documentaries DVDs for HPN entitled The Hollywood Crisis, The Hollywood Tribe and The Hollywood Community and directed a short doc. for "Go Public." She has written episodes of the TV Series The Incurables, created and produced the rock gospel music show pilot Good News Rock, and was Associate Producer with Shari Lewis for two of her Home Video series, One Minute Bedtime Stories and One Minute Bible Stories. Ms. Covell also has the honor of producing her sons' short films.
As Head of Development at Penthouse Presentations, a TV production company (not affiliated with the magazine), Ms. Covell created and developed both television movies and series concepts. She was the assistant to the Executive Producer for a CBS-TV movie The Two Lives of Carol Letner, and was co-writer and assistant editor for Players or Pawns, a sports documentary and winner of best documentary at the San Francisco Film Festival.
Ms. Covell was also the producing director of the 8 th Annual Women in Film Festival in Los Angeles. Prior to that event she was one of the founders of Kino Women International (KIWI), an international women's film federation at the Moscow Film Festival and in Georgia, Soviet Union. She has also been booking producer for TV specials and fundraisers, booking celebrities and interviewees for the American Heart Association, the American Lung Cancer Association and World Vision International. She also served as the interim Theatre Manager for the Mark Taper Forum for six months.
As the Director of the Hollywood Prayer Network, Ms. Covell also speaks and teaches around the country on how people of faith can stop hating Hollywood and boycotting its products, but instead pray for the people in the entertainment industry. She is also a published co-author of two books with her husband Jim and their writing partner Victorya Rogers. They are entitled, "How To Talk About Jesus Without Freaking Out" and "The Day I Met God," both available through Random House Publishers and at Amazon.com. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America, a founding member of PREMISE, and a board member of the Biola University Entertainment Task Force. She is a graduate of USC with a BA in Producing. Karen is married to her best pal Jim, a composer. They are the proud parents of their two Wonder Boys – Chapman University, Dodge Film School Senior, Christopher, and LA County H.S. for the Arts Senior, Cameron.