Producer & Director, Westport Productions
Margie Friedman is an award winning producer, director and writer who began her career in news and has gone on to produce numerous primetime, cable series and specials. She has also served as VP of Development for a television production company where she developed shows for the National Geographic Channel, The History Channel, WE, Travel Channel, TLC and E!. Margie is familiar with the impact of music as the Co-Producer of the Mickey Mouse Club (Disney Channel,) Supervising Producer of “Popstars” (WB) and Senior Talent Producer for “Star Search” (CBS.) A graduate of UCLA Department of Film and Television, she received the “Jim Morrison Film Award.”Margie lives in Los Angeles.
Director of Photography
Shana Hagan has photographed dozens of documentary and narrative films and shot countless hours of documentary and reality-based television programs. Her documentary work includes Ken Burn’s “Vietnam,” “Queen of Versailles” (2012 Sundance selection,) Jessica Yu’s “Breathing Lessons,” which won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short; “Shakespeare Behind Bars,” which aired on the Sundance Channel; Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize winner “After Innocence,” Michael Apted’s “Married in America,”; Kirby Dick’s “This Film is Not Yet Rated,”; and the PBS-broadcast “Sunset Story” and “Homeland.” Shana’s credits also include “Parks and Recreation” (NBC), “The Living Museum” (HBO), the Emmy winning “Stardust: The Bette Davis Story,” the two-hour “Georgia O’Keeffe” biography (A&E), two National Geographic Specials, three seasons of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” and three seasons of “Survivor.”
Director of Photography & Associate Producer, Outpost Worldwide
Outpost Worldwide is a full-service production company in Kansas City that has provided technical production services to Fremantle, Turner, Univision, ESPN, Nickelodeon and Dish Network. The company has also produced numerous documentaries including, “The Barber’s Diaries,” “Let Freedom Ring: The Lesson in Priceless” and “Let Freedom Ring: Memories of France.”
Joanne has edited numerous documentaries including “Broken Rainbow” (Academy Awards: Feature Documentary,); “Witness to a Dream,” “Black Tide” (Emmy nominated), and “Reno’s Kids: 87 days +11.” She’s also edited many network and cable television series and movies including “Starting Over” (NBC, “Crossing Jordan” (NBC), “State of Grace” (Fox Family Channel), “Parenthood” (NBC), and “One True Love” (Lifetime).
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