Jamie Gordon founded Fugitive Films with her producing partner Courtney Potts in 2005 after running the Development Department of GreeneStreet Films (GSF) in New York City for six years as well as working on multiple award-winning Hollywood feature films.
Gordon is currently an Executive Producer on PBS’s multipart series, “A Path Appears,” based on the news book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, which will air in January-February 2015. This follow-up series uncovers the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, as well as the effective solutions being implemented to combat them, and features celebrity advocates including Malin Akerman, Regina Hall, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Garner, Mia and Ronan Farrow, Alfre Woodard and Ashley Judd. Previously, Gordon executive produced PBS’s award-winning documentary “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.” The first installment featured America Ferrara, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, Olivia Wilde, as well as a number of inspiring thought leaders.
Fugitive is in pre-production on Sam Hoffman’s film “Humor Me,” inspired by his award-winning website, OldJewsTellingJokes.com. Fugitive is also developing numerous projects including: the script “Usha” with writer/director Danielle Lurie, a true story about an Indian woman crusader; a film based on the National Book Award finalist River Town by Peter Hessler; and a film adaptation of Brooke Berman’s off-Broadway hit “Smashing.” On the television front, Fugitive is developing a series with “Someone to Watch Award” winner, director Shaka King (“Newlyweeds”), and playwright Leslie Ayvazian.
Fugitive Films produced Will Frears’ directorial debut, “Coach,” starring Hugh Dancy, Ben Walker and Gillian Jacobs and the comedy “Wedding Daze,” starring Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher and written and directed by Michael Ian Black. The latter premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was acquired by MGM.
While at GreeneStreet Films, Gordon championed the five-time Oscar-nominated “In the Bedroom” (Miramax) and produced both the critically acclaimed, award-winning “Pinero” (Miramax) and the box-office hit “swimfan” (20th Century Fox). Gordon also co-produced “A Love Song for Bobby Long,” which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and earned a Golden Globe nomination for Scarlett Johansson. She began her career as a Story Editor for producer Wendy Finerman as her assistant on the Oscar-winning film “Forrest Gump.” She then went on to work with executive producer Charles Newirth on two of Rob Reiner’s films, “The American President” and “Ghosts of Mississippi.” Gordon graduated from Princeton University with a BA in History.