GRANT RECIPIENTS: KAREN (KARINA) ALEX PYUDIK
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Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Karina finished Hermitage Art History School as well as St. Petersburg State University, majoring in English and French linguistics and literary translations. Karma moved to LA in 1992, where she graduated from UCLA m Art History. In June of 199?, she began to work with A&E on renowned documentary HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY, doing art and historical research.

Since then, Karina worked in all areas of the entertainment industry: production, PR, casting etc. with companies like Actuality Productions, Levine Communications, O'Haver &Co. In fall of 1999, Karina was accepted into Producing Program of American Film Institute where she successfully produced five short narrative films. Karma is an honorary recipient of American Express Scholarship, awarded on behalf of Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn. Her thesis project "Ubuntu's Wounds" was awarded the prestigious Martin Ritt Fellowship for it's social and moral content.

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