Karyn Kusama

Karyn Kusama is currently an executive producer of Showtime’s coming-of-age survival drama, Yellowjackets. The show has garnered seven Emmy nominations, including one for Karyn’s direction of the pilot episode. Prior to that, she helmed the Golden Globe-nominated film Destroyer, starring Nicole Kidman and written by her frequent collaborators, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Her other feature credits include indie thriller The Invitation, cult horror comedy Jennifer’s Body, sci-fi love story Aeon Flux, and her Cannes and Sundance award-winning debut, Girlfight.

Karyn has also worked extensively in television, directing episodes for such series as The Mysterious Benedict Society (for which she won a Children and Family Emmy Award), Dead Ringers, The Consultant, In Treatment, Halt and Catch Fire, The Outsider, Billions and The Man in the High Castle.

Familystyle Film, Karyn’s production company with Hay and Manfredi, is currently under a first-look deal with MRC.