Founder, MOTEL 6 Feet Under Haunted House & Hi Tech Haunts
Carolyn J Carpenter is an entrepreneur, producer, writer and actor. She is the Executive Director and founding partner of Neo Ensemble Theatre, the founder and creator of the award winning mega hit MOTEL 6 Feet Under Haunted House, the founder and CEO of Midnight Table Talks, and the founder of Hi Tech Haunts.
She has produced hundreds of events and theatrical productions. She wrote, directed and produced instructional line dance videos, selling over a million copies. She wrote, produced and codirected two short films starring Oscar winner JK Simmons (WHIPLASH). Her plays RANDOM WOMEN, MUTE, THREE LITTLE WORDS, ILLUSIONS, WRETCHED, ENIGMA, HUES, and MISNOMER have been produced multiple times in and around Hollywood. She has written a book of scenes and monologues now available on Amazon.
She has acted in projects and produced events with JK Simmons (WHIPLASH), Patrick Warburton (GET SMART) Anthony Geary (GENERAL HOSPITAL) Shirley Jones (PATRIDGE FAMILY), Florence Henderson (BRADY BUNCH), Gavin Macleod (LOVE BOAT), and Lily Tomlin, among others.
Carolyn has served as a Story Analyst for people and companies such as James Cameron (AVATAR), Richard Dreyfuss (MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS), Village Road Show (AMERICAN SNIPER), Phoenix Pictures (BLACK SWAN), Inferno Films (YOUNG GUNS), Constantin Films (TRAFFIC), Rhythm and Hues (TAMMY), agencies such as Innovative Artists, as well as the Sundance Institute, the CBS Diversity Program, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Nichol Fellowship.
She has served as a guest speaker on panels with the Newport Beach Film Festival, Writers Association and Writer’s Network among others. Carolyn is also a Certified Fund Raising Executive, serving on the boards, producing events and raising funds for nonprofits including the Anaheim Fall Festival, the Anaheim Family YMCA, the American Cancer Society, the Anaheim Performing Arts Council, the Assistance League of Anaheim, Neo Ensemble Theatre, Alternative Repertory Theatre, Building Occupational Opportunities, Art in Motion, Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Rigby McCoy Entertainment, Miss Anaheim Fall Festival, Miss Anaheim Pageant, Boys and Girls Club, Caterina’s Club, and the Ford Theatres among others.
She is also the recipient of the Eben Pagan $10,000 scholarship for online marketing and a Certified Facebook Marketer. She has made appearances as a public speaker at the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Santa Ana College, American Film Association, Assisteens Assistance League Conference, CaterCon, and the YMCA, among others. She has also been recognized for her community service by being chosen as the honoree for the YMCA Alden Esping Putting Classic and the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Women’s Division Award. Carolyn is also a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild.
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