Jonathan Lim has more than 15 years of experience in the entertainment business in China where he produced and managed numerous film & television projects. Mr. Lim is a graduate of both New York and Beijing Film Academy and his first feature film “SLAM” was distributed by Sony Pictures Television International and CCTV China. Other notable projects include Sony Pictures Television International China’s remake of “Sofia’s Diary,” an interactive Web series that had over 100 million views, and the localized launch for China of the “Dr. Oz” show. Mr. Lim was also the creator/producer of “Made in NBA” a weekly television show for the NBA for over eight years that was broadcast over 40 channels in Mainland China. Jonathan Lim has recently completed the first Hawaii-China co-production a mystery/thriller/romance titled “Pali Road” a romantic thriller starring Taiwanese Superstar Michelle Chen, Twilight’s Jackson Rathbone and the Fast & Furious Sung Kang.
Parkinson is an entertainment industry veteran with more than 30-years of experience in the film production and distribution arenas. Prior to purchasing Truman Press, Inc., d/b/a “Hannover House” in 2002, Parkinson had served as the Chairman and C.E.O. of Hemdale Communications, Inc., a NASDAQ traded entertainment company, as well as senior executive level positions with Plaza Entertainment, Inc. and A.I.P. Studios. Parkinson has released more than 900 titles to the North American home video marketplace, with a dozen #1 national best-sellers, including “Terminator”, “Little Nemo” and the “1984 Summer Olympic Highlights.” Parkinson studied film production and communications at the University of Kansas and the University of Arkansas, where he has also served as a guest lecturer on film production and distribution. On the production side, Parkinson has served as producer (or executive producer) on more than sixty feature films or television programs.
As a licensed attorney in California, Shefte worked his way up to a partnership position at one of the top law firms in San Diego (Seltzer Caplan) before moving into private-practice as an entrepreneur and Wal-Mart vendor. Shefte obtained his law degree from Vanderbilt University, and undergraduate degree at Trinity University. Due to his specialized knowledge of financial services and estate planning, Shefte also worked as an adjunct professor for the Sam Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas while also working as a Bank Trust Officer. Shefte has negotiated over 100 rights license agreements and has assisted in the release of more than 65 titles.
Vice President Sales
Tom Sims is a highly respected and proven executive with over 20-years of experience in the home video industry. For more than ten years, Sims was the Video Manager for Anderson Merchandisers, coordinating the nationwide sales and placement of video products into Walmart Stores, Inc. He accepted the position as Senior Director of National Accounts for Vivendi (Universal) in 2004, and in 2009 became the Vice President of Corporate Development for Allegro Media Group. As Vice President of Sales for Hannover House, Inc., Sims will be coordinating and managing the release strategies and sales solicitation for all consumer products and domestic media, including DVDs, Blu-Rays, Video-On-Demand, Television and Books.