Karlsen is an internationally award-winning producer and co-founder of the leading independent Number 9 Films (2002). Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley have produced some of the most celebrated films in the US and Europe including: CAROL and YOUTH. Her films were selected for the Cannes competition and premiered in film festivals including TIFF, LFF and Sundance and has been nominated for several Academy Awards®. In addition to film work, MADE IN DAGENHAM: THE MUSICAL opened in London's West End in 2014 starring Gemma Arterton. Recent releases include ON CHESIL BEACH starring Saoirse Ronan, and COLETTE starring Keira Knightley. Elizabeth has served on the boards of The Edinburgh Festival i.a. and as the chair of Women in Film and TV UK.