John J. Lee, Jr.

Managing Partner

Alan Cassidy

Managing Partner

John has successfully led the vision, launch and/or expansion of five entertainment and media entities; and provided business, funding and distribution services for twenty-three studio released motion pictures, television network series and specials, with combined production costs of over $470 million and global rights earnings exceeding $4 billion. 

John Executive-Produced his first motion picture in 1976 and spent his early media career as Business Affairs VP for two successive seasons at LA-based international sales entities. Actively participating in the creative and business aspects of motion picture and television productions, John led four new-media companies, including direct broadcast satellite Impression Delivery Corporation (acquired by CapCities) and i.TV, a top 100 iPhone application entity.

John was a faculty member of BYU’s Film School, establishing their Business of Film curricula and authoring "The Producer's Business Handbook," subsequently in its third edition and translated into multiple languages.

After serving as Dean of Asia’s largest entertainment and media college, Whistling Woods International in Mumbai, in 2011 John launched SLS with initial project development and global distribution preparation. Soon thereafter, extending their almost 40 year acquaintance, John and Alan joined together in Simple Little Stories LLC.


Alan is an award-winning producer* and writer of more than two hundred television series episodes and motion pictures, with combined production costs of over $2 billion and global earnings exceeding $4 billion.

Alan has worked for major studios and broadcast/cable television networks and on numerous independent features.  Some of his television producer and writer series include "The Incredible Hulk," "The A-Team," "Hunter," "Wiseguy," "The Commish," "Magnum, P.I.," "Riptide,"  "Hardcastle & McCormick," and for USA Cable, he directed "Silk Stalkings."  He was a co-producer of the Oscar-winning documentary, "The Great American Cowboy."

Alan has been a long-standing member of the Writers Guild of America (West) and the Producers Guild of America, graduated from BYU and is a four-year veteran of the U.S. Navy.

* “Wiseguy” – Primetime Emmy, Outstanding Drama
   “The Great American Cowboy” – Academy Award, Best Feature-length documentary