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Karen Stetler

Karen Stetler is a producer at the Criterion Collection.

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10 Things I Learned: The War of the Worlds
10 Things I Learned: The War of the Worlds

As Criterion producer Karen Stetler learned while working on our new edition, this adaptation of H. G. Wells’s sci-fi novel was a career milestone for a wide range of talent, from director Byron Haskin to feline performer Orangey.

Michael Lennick, 1952–2014
Michael Lennick, 1952–2014

Michael Lennick, visual effects supervisor, writer, filmmaker, self described sci-fi geek, and friend of the Criterion Collection, died last week in Toronto. Early in his career, Michael created special video effects for David Cronenberg’s films…

Unused Footage from Hearts and Minds
Unused Footage from Hearts and Minds

Only a small fraction of the footage Peter Davis shot for Hearts and Minds made it into his 112-minute Academy Award­–winning documentary on the Vietnam War. Davis and his crew filmed hundreds of hours in the United States, Vietnam, and France—s…

Remembering Mr. Altman
Remembering Mr. Altman

I first met Robert Altman in person in 1999, when I was producing a series of video introductions featuring contemporary directors discussing their favorite Janus films. Altman was the first Criterion director to respond to our request. We had sent a