Karen O’Malley is Head of Home Entertainment, Digital and TV Sales at Element Pictures Distribution. With 20 years’ experience in the Irish film industry, her previous roles include Production Executive at Little Bird and Head of Home Entertainment at Clarence Pictures. An expert in managing and exploiting all rights outside of theatrical, Karen has overseen an extensive range of highly successful campaigns – from the first independent Irish film released on DVD, Accelerator, to the biggest independent Irish film ever, The Guard.
Other notable successes include: Darren Thornton’s IFTA winning A Date For Mad Mary, Yorgos Lanthimos’ Academy Award nominated The Lobster, Lenny Abrahamson’s highly acclaimed films Frank, What Richard Did, Garage and Adam & Paul, as well as best-selling feature documentaries Older Than Ireland and Ken Wardorp’s award winning His & Hers.
Karen also acquires feature film for VOLTA, Element Picture’s VOD platform showcasing the best of Irish and international independent film.