Dennis M. Lynch
|Dennis Michael Lynch|
Dennis Lynch, Film Producer
August 20, 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 who often appears as a guest on FOX NEWS and THE BLAZE TV. 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 CUNY/John Jay College  as well as various other colleges but did not graduate from any of them. At the age of 21, Lynch held try-outs with 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, he won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2000 in e-Business.
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. In an interview with KNST radio, Lynch said, "The business was always profitable because I focused on customer service and sustainable 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 posturing. But how long can a business survive buying widgets for $10 and then selling them for $5?"
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 the venture capitalists. A few 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 August 2012, while being interviewed on FOX NEWS radio, Lynch announced he will release the film in late 2013.
In 2012 Lynch released a film about illegal immigration in America, They Come to America, written and directed by Lynch. It premiered to a sold-out crowd at a 400-seat theater in East Hampton, NY and received rave reviews from local newspapers and websites. 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 for the opportunity to earn money. During appearances on The O'Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends and Your World With Neil Cavuto, Lynch claimed the mainstream media denied him interviews because of promotional clips that included illegal aliens admitting they are stealing jobs. Ultimately, he released the film on DVD and toured the country showing the film to various groups. In April, 2013, in an interview on Breitbart.com, Lynch claimed to have distributed more than 100,000 copies of the film.
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, at schools and in libraries. The viewings were open to the public. 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 They Come to America II: The Cost of Amnesty, and he was accelerating the release of the film because he felt it could help kill the immigration reform bill (S. 744) crafted by eight U.S. 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 film on April 26, 2013. He hired the Washington DC based PR firm, Shirley & Banister, because of the successful PR campaign they spearheaded for the popular political film, '2016: Obama's America.' 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."
On July 4, 2013, Dennis Michael Lynch appeared on a special episode of Hannity titled "The Cost of Amnesty" in which he and Sean Hannity, among other guests, discussed Lynch's latest movie They Come to America II: The Cost of Amnesty as well as the recent passage of the "Pathway to Citizenship" bill in the United States Senate, terrorism, and unemployment.
On June 2, 2014, Dennis Michael Lynch released his third political film entitled, WE RIDE TO DC. The film is about the mainstream media and its left leaning bias reporting. As with all his films, Lynch released the film on DVD.
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