OMPA Member

Tara Johnson-Medinger

little miss anomaly


Tara Johnson-Medinger (she/her) is a film director, producer, parent and champion of gender equality in the entertainment industry. With over 25 years in the television and film industries, her producing credits include: MOTHER OF COLOR, THE WINDING STREAM, CITY BABY, ROCK N ROLL MAMAS and several short films. Her feature film directorial debut, MY SUMMER AS A GOTH was released in 2020 and she is currently in development with her latest feature, US - YOU = ME. An advocate for women in film, Johnson-Medinger honors groundbreaking female and non-binary filmmakers as Executive Director of the international Power of Women in Film Festival (POW Film Fest), while developing the next generation of media makers through the youth education forum she founded, POWGirls.

Johnson-Medinger is an active member of the Producers Guild of America, Film Fatales National, Film Independent, WIF-PDX and the Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA). She served on the founding board of directors of Women in Film Portland and was awarded the 2013 Service & Inspiration Award by the OMPA. She is an avid speaker and has been invited to present to many organizations including: KC Women in Film and Media, WIF-PDX, KCFilmFest, DTLA Film Festival, Pacific University and several high school classrooms. Before moving to Portland, she was a manager of affiliate promotion at the FOX Broadcasting Company in Los Angeles.

Located In