OUR TEAM

Executive Producer​                 H​owie Bierbaum​ 
 
Director/Producer​ ​                  Joanie Fox ​
Producer​                                    A​J Gordon ​
Producer                                    Jackie Weissman
Producer                                    Jen Tate
                                
Production Accountant         Robin Hewitt
Executive Producer​ -​ H​owie Bierbaum​
For over 30 years, Howie Bierbaum has celebrated and supported artists and the arts. Presently, Executive Director of the Portland Saturday Market, Bierbaum began his career as Executive Director for Portland’s Echo Theatre/Do Jump!. He then went on to become ED of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, creating the city’s first half-price day of show ticket booth. He subsequently worked with Portland Symphonic Choir and Third Angle New Music Ensemble. In 2004 he co-founded and managed Wonder Ballroom, leaving that position in 2008 to become tour manager for the band, Pink Martini. After retiring from the road, he took a position as Executive Director for Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. An independent impresario, Bierbaum has presented over 75 performers, including works by Quentin Crisp, Tim Miller, Eve Ensler and singer Storm Large.
 
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Director/Producer​ - ​Joanie Fox ​

Joanie is a writer, producer, and director living in Portland, Oregon. She began her career in the arts at the age of 11 dancing with Ballet West. At 17, she moved to Boston to dance professionally with jazz/tap ensemble Boston Gold before moving to New York City to perform on Broadway at Radio City Music Hall with The Wizard of Oz, Live. From there, Joanie went on to do national tours, off-Broadway productions and landed a recurring role on the hit TV Series ER, along with numerous film and TV appearances including Grey’s Anatomy, JAG and The Fighting Temptations. Fox is the writer of Skater Boy with Paramount Pictures and MTV Films. Her original screenplay Arranging Mia was an official selection and award winner at the LGBT Toronto Film Festival and she is the director of the award-winning short film documentary The Joy Block. She now runs Alchemy 3 Productions.

 

Producer​ - A​J Gordon ​

AJ is an organized and reliable film-nerd evoking the entrepreneurial spirit. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon as a fan of the outdoors, film, live music, film, sports, film, and movies. After earning a bachelor’s degree in digital media production, he immediately moved to LA to pursue a career in entertainment. Gaining years of professional experience on national commercials

and A-List special events before re-relocating back to Portland to be involved in its ever-growing motion picture community. He founded Loaded Image Entertainment in 2010.

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Producer​ - Jackie Weissman ​

For the past 25  years, Jackie Weissman has worked as a media producer, director, editor, and educator. Rock N Roll Mamas, her documentary featuring Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols, Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses, and up and coming hip hop mc, Ms. Suad, has shown around  the world to sold-out audiences. Her award winning documentary, The Gorilla and the Piker, was featured on WNET, Channel 13 in New York, as a part of its Reel New York series. She is a founding  board member of Women In Film-Portland and served as Board President for two years. Jackie is also a founding organizer of Oregon Doc Camp and has been the Director of the program since 2016. She received her MFA in film and video production from Columbia  College-Chicago and lives in Portland, Oregon. In 2019, she founded Oregon Media Lab with Jen Tate.

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Producer​ - Jen Tate

Jen has worked her way through the world of media. From student  films at Stanford to a documentary about karaoke - from educational videos for Sesame Street to instructional videos for Silicon Valley. She has written, directed, produced and fundraised along the way. She served as Executive Director of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, and Producer of Oregon Documentary Camp, and is fully committed to arts & media nonprofits. In 2019, she founded Oregon Media Lab with Jackie Weissman. During the COVID pandemic, her documentary short, Karaoke People, made the rounds at online film festivals from NY to LA. Jen's goal is to bring people together, to make things happen and to keep it professional & fun along the way.​

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Production Accountant - Robin Hewitt

Robin Hewitt is an independent production accountant with over 25 years of experience in the film industry. Robin’s film accounting career started in Los Angeles as a Controller for live-action film production companies with an eventual shift to VP of Finance for an animated film and television studio (producing Duckman, Rugrats, Wild Thornberries, Rocket Power to name a few) including a commercial division and record label.


Upon moving to Portland, Robin continued working on animated films and television series for a Los Angeles studio with clients including Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, DC Comics, Disney, MTV Networks, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Turner Networks. She worked on Portlandia Seasons 2 through 8, as well as Documentary Now!, the Comedy Central animated series Jeff and Some Aliens and various Warner Bros. live-action productions for The CW Television Network.

 
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