Tamara Birkemoe currently serves as CEO of Palisades Park Pictures, a feature film and media company, focusing on worldwide distribution of premium content.
Throughout Birkemoe's career she has successfully led teams of many sizes and shepherded numerous projects from acquisition and development through production, worldwide sales and distribution. Most recently she executive produced Fast Charlie, directed by Phillip Noyce and Rumble Through the Dark, directed by Graham and Parker Phillips.
Birkemoe’s entrepreneurial spirit has paved the way for experience in many different areas of film, both creative and practical, with strong focus on international. Birkemoe has a unique global perspective and sensibility due to her multi-cultural upbringing. With Chilean parents and being born and raised in Italy and Sweden, she also speaks five languages fluently.
Previously, during her 16 years at Foresight before it was sold to CSSE in 2019, she was instrumental in the foundation, growth and success of the company and its slate. During its most successful year Foresight generated $287 million in worldwide theatrical B.O. and $65 million in international film licensing. During her tenure there, she executive produced numerous features, including studio films Lone Survivor, directed by Peter Berg and 2 Guns, directed by Baltazar Kurmakur.
When Foresight Unlimited became a subsidiary of CSSE/Screen Media in 2019 Birkemoe was appointed Executive Vice President, overseeing the international department and she was part of the Screen global acquisition and co-production team. She also kept serving as President of subsidiary Foresight and oversaw all Foresight projects.
She started her career at MDP and Media 8 Entertainment, working in both production and distribution on many movies, including Academy Award winner Monster, directed by Patty Jenkins.