April 2000

Funder FAQ: Pacific Pioner Fund


What is the Pacific Pioneer Fund?
We’re a private foundation, and our exclusive mission is to support “emerging” West Coast documentary film- and videomakers.

How, when and why did the fund come into being?

Phaedra Cinema


What is Phaedra Cinema?
We are an theatrical distributor of independent films—both arthouse films and multiplex fare.

Who is Phaedra?
Gregory Hatanaka, president & CEO; Roseann Cherenson, executive vice president; Taka Arai, Snr. VP co-productions and creative services; and Steven Slome, manager, theatrical sales.

Total number of employees:
Six.

Pacific Pioneer Film Fund


What is the Pacific Pioneer Fund?
We’re a private foundation, and our exclusive mission is to support “emerging” West Coast documentary film- and videomakers.

How, when and why did the fund come into being?

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