Jim is the Founder and Executive Director of Terra Nova Films. He has produced several award-winning films on a variety of aging-related issues, including several videos on successful ways to communicate and work with persons who are living with dementia. He is also an Associate Editor for the arts and humanities section of The Gerontologist, an academic journal of the Gerontological Society of America. In this position he reviews mainstream films that deal with aging themes.
Ed oversees new project development and the formation of alliances and partnerships to underwrite their production and implementation. He has more than 40 years of experience in all branches of the media, has won multiple television Emmys, as well as broadcasting’s most prestigious award, the Peabody. Among his major projects at Terra Nova has been the development of the first all-video website www.videocaregiving.org designed to help family caregivers.
Ginny, AKA “The Hub”, has served as the office manager and administrative assistant at Terra Nova Films for the past 16 years. Her responsibilities are many – you name it she does it, from accounting to project assistance, to managing the office’s communication and information technology and keeping the website current.
Gloria is on the phone with customers every day, talking about how our videos can help them carry out their mission. She also creates marketing materials, acquires new titles for distribution, promotes Terra Nova’s videos at conferences, and fulfills any special customer needs or requests. She’s been with Terra Nova for 13 years. Her goal is to make each customer’s day better by providing helpful and exemplary service – with a genuine smile.
With great sadness we report that Terra Nova’s long time employee, Lynda Zielinski, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Lynda served as our customer service rep and distribution specialist for 17 years. She was a lively and hard working presence in the office, and always greeted customers with a cheery smile in her voice. She is greatly missed, and will long be remembered.