Karen Rosa, National Director, Film & TV Unit, American Humane Association
Karen Rosa has been with American Humane Association for more than 20 years and leads the Los Angeles-based Film & TV Unit. The program monitors animal action on over 2,000 productions a year and grants filmed productions that follow its guidelines and requirements the famed "No Animals Were Harmed"® end-credit certification. With other members of the entertainment industry and the Film Unit Scientific Advisory Committee, Ms. Rosa is working to organize an Entertainment Industry Summit on Animal Training and Care to find solutions to pressing issues concerning captive animals and exotic animal training standards and retirement.
Ms. Rosa presents several annual seminars on the work of the Film & TV Unit for the Assistant Directors Training Programs in both New York and Los Angeles and presents at the USC School of Cinematic Arts orientations. She has presented to audiences as diverse as the Association of Film Commissioners International, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the International Society for Anthrozoology. She is a current member of the Screen Actors Guild and Women in Film. She completed California state humane officer training and is a member of the California Department of Fish and Game's Advisory Committee on the Humane Care and Treatment of Wild Animals. She also serves on the Board of Art Corps LA (ACLA) Spiraling Orchard Community, a neighborhood park and building project that provides space to mentor social entrepreneurship, education, arts and cultural events for youths and adults.
Ms. Rosa is a graduate cum laude of Moore College of Art and has completed graduate work in advanced design at Hunter College in New York.