Karim at the 2015 San Diego
Black Film Festival
10 February 1979
|Occupation||Writer · Director · Producer|
|Years active||2007 - present|
Karim attended J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas. He received the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Cinema and Television from Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in 2010.
Film and television
Karim's first original feature documentary, Nation of Exiles, screened internationally in Brazil, Italy, France, Spain, and the U.K. His 2014 film, Hate Crimes in the Heartland, won the Paul Robeson Award for Best Feature Documentary at the Newport Black Film Festival. Karim's major motion picture credits include The Hangover III, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Anchorman 2, and Maps to the Stars.
Karim is the executive producer of the original television series, Dingo Suede: Private Detective, which received the 2014 Cincinnati Cable Access Blue Chip Award for Best Entertainment Program. He also wrote and produced the organic lifestyle program Dig In DFW, which was broadcast on FOX 4 in Dallas, and Ronnie & The Others, a Cincinnati-based talk show.
Karim owns the independent production studio Be Positive Pictures, and is a producer for the Emmy Award-winning documentary production company Lioness Media Arts. He is a professor in the Visual and Media Arts program at Emerson College.
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