Universal Writing Experiences
As Senior Manager of Creative Talent & Content for Global Talent Development & Inclusion (GTDI), Karen Noble is responsible for developing and implementing initiatives and practices to increase representation. In terms of the Universal Writing Experiences, Karen manages the Universal Writers Lab (Film), Universal Global Writers Program (Film) and the Universal Animation Writers Program (for both TV & Film). With a focus on above-the-line talent, she works with global and domestic writers, directors, as well as developing on-camera strategies. Prior to joining Universal, Noble was an Entertainment Manager with Disney Parks Live Entertainment, overseeing live, themed entertainment at Walt Disney World. Noble also served as Manager of Casting for ABC Television Network and ABC Studios, where she produced a diversity casting initiative to discover, highlight and develop emerging talent. In addition to talent development Noble oversaw the casting process for more than 20 primetime network and cable TV projects from pilots to hit TV show such as Brothers and Sisters, Criminal Minds, and Army Wives to name a few. Raised in Michigan, Karen has a BA in American Studies, from Michigan State University with a film specialization, and a Master of Fine Arts, in Film Writing & Directing from Columbia College Chicago.