Lennon Impact Media is the corporate home for Randy Lennon’s past, present, and future feature film, television, and streaming projects. With over 45 years of experience, Randy has written, produced, directed and performed in more than 100 hours of broadcast television content ranging from the quirky Midnight with Randy Lennon television series from the mid-80’s, to The Chat Channel situation comedy starring the late, great Fred Willard in 1990, educational/entertainment programming developed in partnership with Access Television including Dave Chalks’s Computer Show syndicated across Canada and the US in the late 90’s, to The Ultimate Hockey Show (Global Television) in 2004 and a variety of non-scripted programs in the 2010’s including the nationally televised Biz 1on1 and reality shows such as Seller’s Market, and Realty Reality.
Lennon Impact Media is a full-service high-end content creator and developer in feature film, television, and streaming. COVID-19 has created an unprecedented supply and demand issue in the dramatic content business.
Never before has such a large audience been consuming so much content while at the same time production of that content ground to a halt for over a year. Lennon Media is addressing that market opportunity by bringing together top talent and creating innovative new content development business models.
With a particular focus on aspirational, positive impact story telling, the company is developing a slate of dramatic adaptations of True Life Stories to take to screens in 2023. Company founder Randy Lennon is also an Executive Producer of the soon to be released $27 million music biopic Spinning Gold, the compelling story of one of the 70’s most dynamic and successful record company executives, Neil Bogart.
The movie features current stars recreating the stories re-recording the hit songs of such iconic music legends as Gladys Knight and the Pips, Kiss, The Village People, The Isley Brothers, Donna Summer and others. Randy Lennon’s book The Dirty Words is the official companion book to The Questions Experience and the reality television show The Questions that is currently in development.
Today the company aggregates relationships and talent as Randy enters his sixth decade in the media industry. The focus is on making an impact and building a legacy with high quality story-telling transformed to the big screen of feature film to the often hand held screens of the new world of streaming.
SIX DECADES OF DIVERSE EXPERIENCE IN MEDIA
- 1983 - 1985
- 1985 - 1989
- 1996 - 1997
- 1998 - 2001
- 2018 - 2019
Acquires Spruce Gove Examiner
At 19 years old Randy Lennon and his partner Terry Clements acquired the fledgling weekly newspaper serving Spruce Grove and area. Won Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association Best in Circulation Category Award 1978
Launches West Edmonton Examiner
Expanded to launch a 40,000 circulation weekly in West Edmonton
Launches North Edmonton Examiner and Commerce News
Expanded to add a weekly north Edmonton edition and contracted by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce to publish their monthly Commerce News newspaper
Sells to Quebecor
Grove Publishing Ltd sells the Edmonton Examiner newspapers to Quebecor. The Examiner newspapers still serve the Edmonton community today, now owned by Sun Media.
Launches Randy Lennon Productions and Randy Lennon Management
RLP a full service television production company and RLM a Los Angeles based recording artist management company
Edmonton Alive Entertainment Talk TV Series
Three successful seasons of monthly special entertainment talk shows recorded before a live audience at The Northwoods Inn Showroom featuring local and national celebrities and entertainers. Won the 10pm Friday night times time slot in Edmonton Nielson ratings in January 1985
Jerry Lewis Telethon Canadian Inserts
Produced the local western Canadian inserts for the 24 hour live Jerry Lewis Telethon. Raised over $1 million in Alberta donations alone. Featured high profile guests including Oiler star Craig Simpson, World Figure Skating Champion Kurt Browning, and supermodel Monika Schnarre
Midnight with Randy Lennon TV Series
Eclectic, off-the-wall live to air comedy talk show that became a cult favourite Friday nights at Midnight on Edmonton television
Tim Feehan signs US recording contract
Randy Lennon Management client and Edmonton based singer/songwriter Tim Feehan signed by Scotti Bros/Epic Records USA and CBS Records Canada
Tim Feehan wins Juno Award
Most Promising Male vocalist award on the heals of two hit singles in Canada, Listen For the Heartbeat and Where’s the Fire?
Chat Channel Sitcom starring Fred Willard
Randy Lennon executive produces, co-writes, and co-stars with iconic comedic actor Fred Willard in US targeted sitcom pilot produced by Ray Schwartz
Kerri Anderson signs US recording contract
Randy Lennon Management client and Edmonton based singer/songwriter signed by Impact Records/MCA and records Labyrinth Album with producer Randy Nicklaus in LA
Kerri Anderson nominated for Juno Award
Runner up to winner in Most Promising Female Vocalist category to Alanis Morrisette
Special Media Advisor to Preston Manning
Randy Lennon works as Special Advisor to Opposition Leader the Honorable Preston Manning and executes on first ever national television advertising campaign during a non-election period
Privatize Access Television Network
As Chairman of the Privatization Committee of the Board of Directors of Alberta owned Access Television Network Randy Lennon oversees the first ever privatization of a government television broadcaster in North America. Today Access broadcasts as CTV2
Dave Chalk’s Computer Show, EVTV, Mainframe TV series
Randy Lennon owned Avenue 1 Entertainment Television production and New Media company based in Edmonton and Vancouver. Developed Dave Chalk’s Computer Show (syndicated in Canada and USA), EVTV, MainFrame and a number of other educational programs that aired on Access Television. Featured on CTV News for executing the first ever Internet Television broadcast in Canada in 1997 and on the front page of the Globe and Mail for Reform Party national video tape distribution campaign strategy
Syndicated radio shows The Sports Hot Tub, Talk Hockey Saturday Night, The Real Estate Show, Natural Health, Vancouver Tonight
Developed an Internet radio portal model built on a conventional talk radio business. Developed, produced and/or hosted a number of local and nationally syndicated radio shows including “The Sports Hot-Tub”, Vancouver Tonight, The Real Estate Show, The Biz Brainstorm, Natural Health, and “Talk Hockey Saturday Night, which aired on major market stations across Canada, including post-game for Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey.
Launches Flames TV
As Director, Flames Ventures with the Calgary Flames NHL Hockey team established Flames TV on the Internet and became the first NHL team to monetize video online through advertising.
Ultimate Hockey Show
Produced, co-wrote, and starred in four live to air episodes of Canada’s first comedy hockey talk show broadcast on Global Television in front of a live studio audience at Calgary’s Pyramid Productions
Launches Visland Media Inc.
Originally formed as a special purpose entity to develop and produce a youth entrepreneur version of Dragons Den, Visland pivoted to become a developer and producer of several non-scripted (reality) television series
Realty Reality, Sellers Market TV Series
Non-scripted television series aired on CHEK TV and Amazon Prime
Biz 1on1 National TV Series
Produced and hosted two seasons of half hour entrepreneur interview shows airing on Bloomberg TV and Amazon Prime
Launch The Questions Experience and The Dirty Words book
The Questions Experience web site offers a DIY kit, one-on-one coaching, and in-person as well as online personal development workshops for individuals and corporations based around The Questions. The Dirty Words is the official companion book to The Questions Experience
Executive Producer Spinning Gold Feature Film
Randy Lennon named an Executive Producer on the $27 million independent feature film based on the True Life Story of music industry legend Neil Bogart who discovered and/or developed stars including KISS, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Donna Summer, The Village People, Bill Withers and others
Launch True Life Stories 10 Project Slate
In partnership with Heather Hale Productions, Lennon Impact Media launched a new business model for developing dramatic adaptations of true life stories for feature film, television or streaming.
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With a good perspective on history, we can have a better understanding of the past and present, and thus a clear vision of the future.
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