Karen Penhale
Senior VP, Publicity

“If I’m not back in five minutes, just wait longer."
~Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Karen Penhale has engineered countless successful campaigns for major motion picture studios’ most iconic titles over the last two decades, from Casablanca to Ghostbusters to the latest installation of Star Wars. Armed with her extraordinary experience as Senior Vice President of Publicity at Carl Samrock Public Relations, her close relationships with top producers and editors, and an unfailing sense of humor, Karen leads all of Click’s print and broadcast publicity efforts for clients including Disney, DreamWorks Animation, and Lionsgate.

Karen’s true expertise, however, lies in her imagination and overall sense of adventure. She pushes the envelope of what else is possible in the ever-changing fields of media and entertainment, exploring and implementing creative events and publicity activations both on and offline. Her diverse entertainment industry acumen includes a background in feature film production as a coordinator and manager with the likes of Wolfgang Peterson, Clint Eastwood, Taylor Hackford, Joel Silver, The Zucker Brothers, and John Carpenter. She also spent some time as an executive on the DreamWorks startup team, and is a member of the Directors Guild of America.

Outside the office, Karen prefers to focus her energy on her family and friends and shares her home with a cat with no name.

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