Best known as the screenwriter of the original cult horror film GINGER SNAPS (2000), Karen Walton is a multiple award-winning screen and television writer whose dramatic series credits include FLASHPOINT, THE LISTENER, QUEER AS FOLK, THE ELEVENTH HOUR, and she won a Gemini Award for her teleplay for the true-story MOW, THE MANY TRIALS OF ONE JANE DOE. She also Executive Produced the debut season of Canada’s first web series mystery for Tweens, RUBY SKYE P.I. A graduate of The Canadian Film Centre’s Feature Film Writers program, her diverse and unique work has been recognized with a Canadian Comedy Award for Pretty Funny Screenplay, a special citation from the Toronto International Film Festival for the GINGER SNAPS screenplay, the CTV Banff International Television Festival Fellowship Alumni Award, the Sondra Kelly Memorial Award, and the Writers Guild of Canadaʼs Writers Block Award for out-standing service to the Canadian screenwriting community at large.
An avid activist for creative citizenship and community-building, Karen founded the online social community inkcanada – Canadian screenwriters & their sketchy friends in 2007. In addition to ORPHAN BLACK, Karen is currently penning the first feature film adaptation of Ian Hamilton’s celebrated Ava Lee Mystery novels: The Water Rat of Wanchai.
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