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Because Media

A women-owned, forward thinking, full service production company that provides high quality programming and digital content for mission-based organizations, educational institutions, news organizations, nonprofits, and NGOs.


We have more experience, more awards and more moxie than most. Our team of producers are known experts at delivering extraordinary stories that inform, inspire and engage audiences wherever they are. If you are looking to produce documentaries, digital content, series or promos that really stand out, you’re in the right place.


From high profile productions for powerhouse media outlets to engaging video content for businesses, nonprofits, NGOs and foundations, we’ve worked with some of the best, including: HBO, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CBS’s The Early Show, ABC News and The World Bank, just to name a few.


Many people know how to tell a story, but not everyone can tell a story well. We do. We are expert at finding the most compelling aspects of a story and bringing them to life. If because media sounds like a good fit for your project, we’d be excited to see how we might work together.

Creativity is a wild eye and a disciplined mind

— Dorothy Parker —



Miriam Weintraub is a journalist and filmmaker who has spent the last three decades producing quality programming for CBS, ABC, HBO, PBS, the New York Times and scores of nonprofits and NGO’s. She spent more than a dozen years as a producer on CBS’s acclaimed 60 Minutes where she produced compelling, character-driven segments that ranged from investigative pieces to feature stories to celebrity profiles. In 2013, Miriam developed and produced the HBO documentary, “Life According to Sam,” which won a Peabody Award, a Christopher Award and a Primetime Emmy. She and production partner Jennifer Oko produced the PBS film “Make It Plain” on power broker Vernon Jordan with director Dawn Porter. They also worked with Porter on the award-winning film, “John Lewis: Make Good Trouble” and were senior producers of the recent PBS Frontline film, “American Reckoning” about civil rights cold cases. They are currently developing a number of documentaries for various production companies and are in development on their own feature film that explores the mystery of chronic pain.


Over the course of her career, Jennifer has worked for each of the network news divisions, domestically and abroad, producing everything from breaking news and celebrity profiles to longform documentaries and investigative reports. At NBC News’s Moscow Bureau, she traced the human toll of a declining post-Soviet medical system and the plight of teen prostitution and sex trafficking in Russia. She spent six years at CBS News, where her work ranged from hurricane coverage and large scale, live sweeps week productions to profiles of military veterans and Kennedy Center honorees. A graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism, Jennifer’s work has also appeared in numerous print publications, such as The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Allure, and Slate. In addition to producing and directing documentaries with her production partner Miriam Weintraub, Jennifer is also the author of three well-reviewed books, including one that was an “Editor’s Choice” in the New York Times Book Review, and another that has been optioned to be developed as a television series.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

— Maya Angelou —


We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: We have the power to imagine better

— J.K. Rowling —


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