Katie Carpenter is an award-winning documentary filmmaker specializing in environmental subjects for television. She produced “Ocean Warriors”, a six-hour series filmed around the world for Animal Planet and executive produced by Robert Redford and Paul Allen. She produced three National Geographic specials for PBS, “Battle for the Elephants”, “Warlords of Ivory” and “Bones of Turkana” for the National Geographic Channel. Her films have aired on PBS, Discovery Channel, MSNBC, Fox, ABC and Disney Channel as well.
As a partner in Everwild Media, Carpenter produced “Protect Your Water”, a series of mini-docs on the modern water pollution crisis for digital distribution. She also was one of the producers on “Hundred Heartbeats”, a two-hour special on the most endangered species around the world for MSNBC, and the Emmy-nominated documentary feature film “A Year On Earth” for Discovery and Discovery Kids. Her enthusiasm for wildlife conservation programming was nurtured as Vice President of Film/TV for National Audubon Productions, where she produced wildlife series and educational videos on species at risk.
As co-chair of the Producers Guild Green Committee, Carpenter helped to create the carbon calculator for film and TV production, low-impact guidelines and green vendor guide now in use across the country. She also serves as a Boardmember of Wildlife Direct, Vice Chair of Audubon’s Women in Conservation Committee, and a member of the Writers Guild of America.