Paul Hanson
Founder / CEO

Jim Harvey
EVP, International Sales

Linda Benjamin
COO / Head of Business & Legal Affairs

Elissa Friedman
SVP, Production and Development

Business Operations

Covert Media is a leading independent motion picture production, financing, sales, and distribution company.  Forming strategic partnerships with new and established producers and filmmakers, Covert Media is committed to producing and financing high quality theatrical feature films.  With an acclaimed film library and a growing television production arm, Covert Media is building a diversified media business.  Covert Media is committed to the creative spirit of independent filmmaking and bringing high quality entertainment to the global marketplace.

International Sales

Jim Harvey is the EVP of International Sales and Distribution at Covert Media. He brings over 20 years of experience previously working at Affinity/Bold Films where he worked on Rabbit Hole starring Academy Award Nominee Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, and Drive starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan. As the VP of International Sales at Element Films he handled the hit thriller Mr. Brooks starring Kevin Costner and Demi Moore, Five Fingers with Laurence Fishburne and Ryan Philippe, and The Last Time with Michael Keaton and Brendan Fraser. Prior to Element Films, Harvey held senior positions at Myriad Pictures, Lakeshore International, and Summit Entertainment.

Filmed Entertainment

Covert Media aims to produce, finance and distribute three to four feature films a year with budgets in the $15 million to $50 million range – the independent sweet spot abandoned by the major studios, given their focus on tentpoles and franchises. With a robust film library and an active television production arm, Covert Media is building an all media production powerhouse covering film, television and digital content to satisfy the needs of licensors throughout the globe.  We are building partnerships.  Let’s build them together.