Jorva Entertainment Productions is comprised of a core group of talented professionals. With a range of diverse backgrounds, each team member brings unique skills and experiences to Jorva.
Johnson Chan, PGA | President
As President of Jorva Entertainment Productions, LLC (“Jorva”) Johnson Chan’s incredible passion, creative energy and intense dedication shines through every project in which he is involved. He strongly believes that a great picture comes about through teamwork and takes an all encompassing, very detailed “hands-on” approach with each of his productions. Every Jorva project is fueled with his enthusiasm – he is often first on set and the last to leave. Over the last decade Mr. Chan has created and produced numerous productions, both for film and television, setting gold standards for various networks in the United States. Recently, Mr. Chan worked with legendary director, Rob Reiner, producing the critically acclaimed drama Being Charlie. This heartfelt drama premiered at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival and was honored as a Special Presentation. Mr. Chan’s latest endeavor, The Perfect Match, is a romantic comedy featuring a star-studded cast including Paula Patton, Terrence Jenkins, Cassie Ventura, Brandy Norwood, Lauren London and Donald Faison among others. This picture is being distributed by Lionsgate, and will be in theaters across the nation in March 2016. Other notable films spearheaded by Mr. Chan include Smother starring Diane Keaton, Liv Tyler and Dax Shepard; Locked Away; Deadly Sibling Rivalry; Next Stop Murder; Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer; The Real St. Nick, directed by the renowned Penelope Spheeris; Murder on the 13th Floor, a television production incorporating ground breaking special effects; and Presumed Dead in Paradise, which was shot on location in beautiful Puerto Rico. Johnson Chan continues to bring his steadfast passion to all Jorva ventures.
Doug Shaffer, PGA | General Manager
Doug’s background started in sales and marketing having held various management positions within the consumer packaged goods industry. Before venturing out to Los Angeles, Doug formed a production company in Chicago shooting music videos for various local artists. That success drove him to The American Film Institute where he received his Master’s Degree in producing. While at AFI, Doug produced several short films, wrote two feature length screenplays, and was awarded The Hollywood Foreign Press Scholarship for producing. Since graduation Doug’s been hard at work crafting content for various media outlets. Doug cut his teeth making TV movies for The Lifetime Network but most recently moved onto producing theatrical releases. His credits include Hot Bot (w/ Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish), The Perfect Match (w/ Queen Latifah) and most recently Being Charlie (w/ Rob Reiner).
Tamanna Shah, DGA, PGA | Head of Production
Tamanna Shah is a Producer and Unit Production Manager based in Los Angeles. Since obtaining her MFA in Film Producing from the American Film Institute, Shah has gained vast knowledge and expertise in the entertainment industry working multiple projects at several production companies including Paramount Vantage and Clarius Entertainment. Her diverse experience ranges from production management and producing, to artist management to domestic & international marketing. Shah is a member of the Directors Guild of America as well as the Producers Guild of America, and involved in the Diversity Committees at both Guilds. She is multilingual and fluent in Hindi and Gujarati.
Shah has worked on notable indie features such as Sushi Girl (2013) and Huffington Pictures’ Sins of our Youth (2014), TV MOWs such as The Real St. Nick (2013) with Penelope Spheeris, Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer (2013), Presumed Dead in Paradise (2014) with Mary Lambert, Inspired to Kill (2016) and theatrical features The Perfect Match (2016) directed by Bille Woodruff, and Being Charlie (2016) directed by Rob Reiner.
Shah is currently involved in development and overseeing production on multiple upcoming films at Jorva Entertainment Productions.
Douglas Howell | Head of Development
Born and raised in Denver, Doug Howell moved to California to attend the film school at Chapman University. Doug received an MFA from the AFI Conservatory where he produced seven short films including festival favorites Psycho Hillbilly Cabin Massacre! and Multiple Choice. He has worked in Hollywood in a variety of different production and development positions for numerous producers including: Geena Davis, Gale Anne Hurd, Pierre David, Haim Saban, and Tony and Ridley Scott. Doug served as Associate Producer on three Lifetime Channel thrillers: Accused at 17, Maternal Obsession, and Home Invasion, and co-wrote Fugitive at 17, Sorority Surrogate and Guilty at 17. For Jorva Entertainment Productions, Doug served as Associate Producer on several feature films including Hot Bot, Inspired to Kill, and The Perfect Match.
Tymica Spiller | Manager of Operations and Assets
Tymica Spiller began her career in film by doing independent projects in her hometown of St. Louis, MO. After graduating with a B.A. in Media Communications from Webster University, she moved to Los Angeles and received her A.A. in Acting from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After that, she joined the Screen Actors Guild and started working more heavily in film and television. Outside of acting, she worked for three years as a stage manager for several theater companies throughout Los Angeles, most recently for the award-winning Pacific Resident Theater in Venice, CA. For Jorva, she’s worked on the TV MOW Inspired to Kill as well as The Perfect Match directed by Bille Woodruff and Being Charlie directed by Rob Reiner.
J. Vincent Reppert | VP, General Counsel
J. Vincent Reppert is the Vice President and General Counsel of Jorva Entertainment Productions, LLC.
Mr. Reppert is responsible for, among other things, overseeing the company's national and international film, licensing, distribution and business and legal affairs for its home entertainment, digital, interactive and television productions. Mr. Reppert is also actively involved in overseeing development and production for films distributed by Jorva Entertainment Productions, LLC.
Mr. Reppert's motion picture producer credits included Smother, starring Diane Keaton, Liv Tyler and Dax Shepard; Locked Away aka Maternal Obsession and Next Stop Murder, all of which have been acquired by Lifetime Movie Networks.
Mr. Reppert is also a founding partner of an active New York based law firm. In this capacity, Mr. Reppert, for the past twenty years, has litigated numerous state and federal court trials and private arbitrations in jurisdictions throughout the United States; He has also handled state and federal investigations and numerous corporate, intellectual property, licensing, and distribution matters as well as substantial corporate investments and acquisitions.
Mr. Reppert received a football scholarship from Syracuse University and was a free agent with the New England Patriots and the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts. Mr. Reppert has also represented NFL players. Given his extensive sports background, Mr. Reppert has been active in developing sport related entertainment projects.
Education: Syracuse University; University of Massachusetts at Amherst School of Management