Key Personnel


Transtar Film

Partners, LLC





President / Executive Producer / Director / Editor

Doug Hanes has been a leader in the film and video production industry for 35 years.  His expertise and direct involvement in writing, directing, shooting and editing guarantees the continuity and consistency critical to each film or video project.  In addition, his broad knowledge of strategic marketing, analytical abilities and diverse media background makes Doug Hanes a qualified Executive Producer for the Company.

After graduating from the University of Iowa, Mr. Hanes formed Transtar Productions, Inc. in 1982. Since that time, he has worked to achieve the highest level of perfection for every film and video production.  Clients return to Transtar Productions and Transtar Entertainment Company because Mr. Hanes exceeds their expectations in terms of presentation quality, creativity and results.

Mr. Hanes’ extensive experience in all aspects of advertising and marketing, along with every phase of the production process, have led some of the most successful and well-known corporations to Transtar Entertainment.  Clients such as Space Imaging/GeoEye, Orange Glo International, Kaiser Permanente and Johns Manville are only a few of the companies who have experienced the successful results of Mr. Hanes’ unique talent for producing and directing.

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Mr. Hanes brings a specialized shooting style and detail-oriented approach to each project.  His formal training in film production and photography creates visually beautiful and technically accurate film and video presentations.  Each year, Mr. Hanes is honored with numerous industry awards for creativity and production excellence from national and international competitions.

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As Executive Producer for Transtar Entertainment Company, Inc., Mr. Hanes’ responsibilities include overseeing all film and television projects, hiring of all producer teams and key production personnel, and managing the production budgets.  Mr. Hanes also continues to work as a director, cinematographer, videographer and editor on many Transtar Entertainment projects.  Contact Doug at Doug@TranstarFilm.com.


Board Member and Financial Advisor

Mr. Cole began his career in real estate working in his Father’s real estate office when he was a teenager.  In the late 1960's, Mr. Cole took over the operations of Herb Cole Real Estate (now Quest Real Estate Advisors) and changed the focus of the Company to major commercial brokerage, investment and development.  Highlights of Herb Cole Real Estate included: the construction and sale of 300 single-family homes in Denver;  owned, developed and managed over 1,000 multi-family residential units;  was the second largest owner and manager of low-income housing in the area north of downtown Denver; managed the development and construction of Cinderella City Shopping Center in Englewood, which at the time was one of the largest enclosed shopping centers in the U.S.;  was a member of the development and leasing team that sold Barclay Towers on the 16th Street Mall;  and formed private and public partnerships for investment in NNN leased and retail real estate ranging from $1.5 million to $25 million.

In 1978, Mr. Cole started a business consulting firm that advises and consults with small, mid-size and start-up companies on a full range of business issues including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions.  The company uses the experienced talents of legal, accounting and securities professionals in the movement of companies to the public market and has successfully taken 35 of these companies public.  As a consultant, Mr. Cole has provided insight to:  Edward J. DeBartolo Corp.;  MetLife Real Estate;  Equitable Life; Bankers Life and Casualty;  SS Kreske (K-Mart);  British Coal Trust;  Hasgawa Koumten Tokyo;  Gold Crown Investments in Miami;  Kowall Investment in Calgary;  and Villa Centers Properties in Calgary.

Mr. Cole currently serves as President and C.E.O. of Jayhawker Investment Holdings, Inc., an incubator company that assists subsidiaries with financing, business consulting and marketing services.   Mr. Cole is active in the Denver community and serves on the Board of two charitable foundations.  He also directs his family’s own private investment portfolio.  Mr. Cole can be reached at GCole@JayhawkerHoldings.com.


Executive Director of Date Camp, LLC

As the executive director of Date Camp and the original creator of the Date Camp Reality TV Series, Jalynn Venis (pronounced J’lyn Venice) oversees the planning and development of all Date Camp media and programs.

She is an optioned screenwriter, television producer of award-winning programs, and author of fiction and non-fiction.  Producing and writing non-fiction credits include What You Get for the Money (HGTV, Fine Living), Picking Up the Pieces (HGTV), and The Traveloguer Series (PBS).  Her screenplays include Ghost Island, Jackson Hawk and the Treasure of the Inca, and Utopia.  Jalynn is also developing a scripted series for television called Last Night on Earth.

Her published books include Cassandra’s Field Guide to Ghostly Encounters, 25 Ways to Get Your Child to Read, and several ghostwriting projects.  Among her soon to be published works are Ghost Island and The Pajama Supper Club and Other Bedtime Stories.

Television programs she has written and produced have earned NATOA Awards, Telly Awards, Aurora Awards, Communicator Awards, and Hermes Creative Awards. Her multi-image and editorial work have won FOLIO and AMI Awards.  She can be reached at Jalynn@JalynnVenis.com.


Producer and Director of ACRONYM

Steffan Tubbs is co-host of Colorado’s Morning News on 850 KOA Radio in Denver, 5–10 am weekdays, and hosted the community affairs program “Studio 12” on Colorado Public Television.  Steffan has nearly 25 years of news experience.  As a four-time winner of the Edward R. Murrow award for national reporting, he is a frequent contributor to the Fox   News Channel and ABC News.

Steffan was the author and producer of the award-winning book and documentary film Life, Liberty & Resilience.  It details the life of Joseph LaNier, an African-American WWII veteran who became the first black man to return to Iwo Jima.  Steffan Tubbs presents Joe's history with gripping detail and emotion with stories spanning the course of eight decades.  Learn how an ice cream cone changed the direction of one man's life forever.  Travel back to Mississippi, Louisiana and the Pacific Theater, and experience some of the darker moments in our nation's storied history.  A grandson of a slave, and indeed a pioneer, the story is one of resilience, hope, love and patriotism.


Steffan is a proud supporter of our military and was twice embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq. In both 2010 and 2012, he assisted WWII veterans back to the island of Iwo Jima.  He ends his show daily by reminding us to Remember Our Troops.

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