Karen Murphy - Details


KAREN MURPHY began her career making documentaries for public television. Her first feature film was the cult hit, This Is Spinal Tap, directed by Rob Reiner, which launched the "mockumentary" genre. Murphy later teamed up with Christopher Guest when she produced the popular Waiting For Guffman. She has also produced David Byrne's highly-lauded first feature, True Stories; Gus Van Sant's critically acclaimed Drugstore Cowboy; Interscope's The Cutting Edge, starring Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney; and the indie favorite, Twenty Bucks, directed by Keva Rosenfeld, starring Elisabeth Shue and Brendan Fraser.

She produced the premiere episode of Showtime's Likely Stories, which featured comedy shorts by Rob Reiner, Billy Crystal and Harry Shearer, an HBO pilot about the entertainment business written by and starring Eugene Levy and Christopher Guest and The Secret Life Of Mr. Ed, directed by Michael Lehmann for Saturday Night Live. Her recent interest in animation brought her to the producing team of the popular children's show, One Saturday Morning for ABC/Disney.

Murphy is also a co-founder of the Nashville Screenwriters Conference and continues to pursue new projects while consulting with entertainment, advertising and internet companies.