Professional Experience:

  • Old Beantown Films – CEO/Executive Producer
  • Alliance Atlantis Communications, Inc. – Executive Producer & Vice President, Development – Movies & Miniseries
  • Once Upon a Time Films – Executive Vice President, Development & Production
  • Stephen J. Cannell Productions – Vice President, Movies & Miniseries
  • My Gal Sunday – Executive Producer
  • The Mystery Cruise – Executive Producer
  • Deck the Halls – Executive Producer
  • Smooch – Executive Producer
  • What If God Were the Sun? – Executive Producer
  • The Ron Clark Story – Executive Producer
  • The Dive from Clausen’s Pier – Executive Producer
  • Christmas in Paradise – Executive Producer
  • Jenifer – Executive Producer
  • Joan of Arc – Co-executive Producer

Education & Background:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – The Boston Conservatory

Brenda is an energetic and competitive film producer and television executive with more than 25 years of experience in creative sales, staff management, script development, business and legal affairs and production responsibilities. Ms. Friend is an Executive Producer and CEO of Old Beantown Films which specializes in made for TV movies for the Hallmark Channel, TNT, Fox TV Studios, Lifetime Television, among others. Earlier in her career, Brenda was an Executive Producer and Vice President of Development of Movies and Miniseries for Alliance Atlantis Communications, Inc.


  • Joan of Arc – 13 Emmy Nominations, 4 Golden Globe Nominations, Television Critics Association Award
  • The Ron Clark Story – 3 Emmy Nominations, Critic’s Choice Award Nomination, Golden Globe Nomination, Family Friendly Award, Christopher Award and Gabriel Award.


  • Television Academy of Arts & Sciences