Dennis M. Lynch
|Dennis M. Lynch|
|Born||Dennis Michael Lynch
August 28, 1969
Hicksville, New York
|Occupation||Entrepreneur and documentary film maker
Founder and CEO of TV360Media
|Known for||Creator of documentary films King of the Hamptons,They Come to America,They Come to America II, and "We Ride To DC"|
Dennis Michael Lynch (born August 28, 1969) is an American entrepreneur, documentary film maker, and conservative commentator. He often appears as a guest on Fox News, The Kelly File, and TheBlaze. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of TV360Media, a company specializing in the production and distribution of digital film.
Early life and education
Lynch was raised in Hicksville, New York. After graduating high school, he went on to attend the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York as well as various other colleges but did not graduate from any of them. At the age of 21, Lynch tried out for the Chicago White Sox and Montreal Expos but failed to make either team.
In 1991, at age 22, Lynch launched a computer recycling company called Lynx Technologies. Lynch grew Lynx to become one of the largest computer hardware companies on Long Island. In August 1999 Lynch secured $13 million from venture capitalists and John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple and Pepsi. In less than a year, Lynch expanded the company to 300 employees and five locations across the country, and renamed it TechSmart. As a result, in 2000 he was selected as the winner of Long Island’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
In May 2000, Lynch and his investors began to disagree about how to grow the business. Lynch claims the investors were pressuring him to quickly ramp up revenue and ignore the need to remain profitable. In an interview with KNST radio, Lynch said, “The business was always profitable because I focused on customer service and sustainable, manageable growth. But my investors were more concerned about shipping tons of product and conducting an IPO. They wanted to scale revenue for the sake of impressing Wall Street. But it was too much too fast and I feared it would hurt our business model.”
In July 2000, Lynch was hospitalized with a life-threatening case of double pneumonia. After a doctor suggested Lynch take time off from work, he decided to resign as CEO and sell his company shares to venture capitalists. Despite Lynch’s warning of too much too soon, immediately after Lynch left the company, management decided to raise an additional $15 million. Three years later TechSmart filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors.
On September 11, 2001, Lynch was in downtown Manhattan where he experienced the terror attacks firsthand. Shortly thereafter, he enrolled at the New York Film Academy. In 2006 he launched TV360 Media, a digital video production company that hires freelance film makers to produce short videos. The videos appear on websites such as AOL, ABC News, and YouTube.
In 2010 Lynch produced his first full-length documentary, “King of the Hamptons,” about the serious consequences and mental impact of midlife crisis. The film stars Billy Joel, Christie Brinkley, Alec Baldwin, and Ed Burns, and it premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival 2010.
In 2012 Lynch released a film about illegal immigration and the impact it has on America, They Come to America, written and directed by Lynch. It premiered in New York and was well received by local media. However, the film did not secure theater distribution. Lynch claims distributors rejected the film because it places an American face on the issue and touts numerous illegal aliens stating they do not wish to be American citizens, and that they come to the U.S. solely to earn money. During appearances on shows like The O’Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, and Your World With Neil Cavuto, Lynch claimed the mainstream media denied him interviews because his film showed the true costs of illegal immigration. Ultimately, he released the film on DVD. He also initiated a DVD share program that encouraged people to watch the film and then pass it on to others.
On August 7, 2012, Lynch began a nationwide tour. He visited cities and towns where fans of the film set up free viewings in theaters, schools, and libraries. The viewings were open to the public and drew standing-room-only crowds. On November 29, 2012, Lynch was a guest on the Joe Pags radio show in San Antonio, Texas. Lynch revealed he was headed to the Rio Grande to begin filming “They Come to America II: The Cost of Amnesty.” He expected the film to release in summer 2013.
In February 2013, Lynch announced he would not seek theater distribution for the film, and he was accelerating the release of the film because he felt it could help stop the immigration reform bill (S. 744) crafted by eight senators led by Sen. Charles Schumer (D) and Marco Rubio (R). The film was set for release on April 16, 2013, but Lynch delayed the release because of the bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon on April 15. Lynch revised the film to include the Boston Marathon bombings and released the documentary on April 26, 2013. On May 11, Lynch appeared on the Fox News program American HQ. He stated, “Only Fox News will grant me interviews and show clips of my film. The mainstream media will not grant me interviews because they don’t want the truth to be shared.”
On July 4, 2013, Lynch appeared on a special episode of Hannity titled "This Cost of Amnesty" in which he, Sean Hannity, and other guests, discussed Lynch's latest movie They Come to America II: The Cost of Amnesty as well as the recent passage of the Senate immigration bill S744, terrorism, and unemployment.
On June 2, 2014, Lynch released his third political film, titled "We Ride to D.C." The film is about the mainstream media and its liberal bias. As with all his films, Lynch released the documentary on DVD.
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