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Meet the person who was tasked with creating, planning and executing all events for the Tribeca Film Festival from the year it was first conceived and eight years thereafter. Karen Dalzell is the founder and owner of Dalzell Production, one of the top event agencies in NYC, and you’ll learn how she runs her company, as well as inside scoop on the behind the scenes view of planning many high-profile events.

Filmed on location at Gotham Hall, NYC.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how Karen got her start in the event business, what brought her to NY, and what drove her to open her own company.
  • What it was like to work with Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal during the creation of the Tribeca Film Festival and all the events that ensued.
  • What does she look for in new hires, and how does she manage her team.
  • How sustainability drives her and her team.
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Course Information

Estimated Time: 44 mins

Level: Advanced

CMP Credit Hours:

Course Instructors

Maverick Series

The Event Leadership Institute is proud to produce our exclusive Maverick Series: interviews with people who plan the biggest and most high-profile events, run the most well respected and award-winning companies, manage the biggest venues, and demonstrate thought leadership, innovation and creative thinking. Join us as these industry Mavericks share their stories, insights and guidance.

Karen Dalzell

Karen Dalzell, Cultural CEO of Dalzell Creative Group, started Dalzell Productions in 2000 when her experience as a producer demanded horizons beyond off-off-broadway theater.

With over 20 years of experience encompassing all aspects of the event, Karen's particular skill is to combine creative project planning with new and inventive business models that provide a solid, sustainable basis for continuing, open innovation. She has been recognized as a strategic visionary and entrepreneur with a track record of success in producing exceptional events. KarenĀ is a recipient of prestigious awards for exemplary performance.