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Dennis Michael Lynch
Film-maker Dennis Michael Lynch at -FITN in Nashua, NH (17217989422).jpg
Lynch in 2015
Born Dennis Michael Lynch
(1969-08-28) August 28, 1969 (age 48)
Hicksville, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Founder and CEO of TV360Media
Founder of Lynx Technologies
Known for Creator of documentary films King of the Hamptons, They Come to America, They Come to America II, They Come to America III, and We Ride To DC
Website Official website

Dennis Michael Lynch (born August 28, 1969) is an American businessman, documentary film maker, and news personality. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of TV360Media, a company specializing in the production and distribution of news programming and digital films.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lynch was raised in a blue collar suburb of Long Island called Hicksville. After graduating high school, he went on to attend the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York[2] for a single semester. According to Lynch, he left college to become an entrepreneur.[3]

Career[edit]

Business[edit]

After dropping out of college, Lynch launched a computer recycling company called Lynx Technologies.[4] In August 1999 Lynch secured $13 million from venture capitalists and John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple and Pepsi.[5] 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.[6]

On September 11, 2001, Lynch was in Manhattan, New York when terrorists flew two planes into the World Trade Center. In an interview with Megyn Kelly of Fox News, Lynch said he is one of the people seen running in the streets as the first tower collapsed.

Shortly after 9/11, Lynch enrolled at the New York Film Academy. Having completed a 5-week course in digital filmmaking, Lynch launched TV360 Media, a video production company that specializes in both long and short form videos and films.[7]

In early 2016, Lynch launched the news aggregation website DMLNews.com. The website mainly features articles and videos from major news outlets both in America, and from around the world. His DML NEWS APP, which is available for iPhone and Android users has been downloaded more than 100,000 times, and according to Similar Web his website generates more than 10,000,000 page views per month.

Films[edit]

In 2010 Lynch produced his first full-length documentary, King of the Hamptons. The film is about the serious impacts of a midlife crisis and not feeling content. The film stars Billy Joel, Christie Brinkley, Alec Baldwin, and Ed Burns. It premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival 2010.[8]

In 2012, Lynch released a film about illegal immigration and its impact on American workers, They Come to America, written and directed by Lynch.[9] It premiered in New York, but Lynch opted to self distribute the film on DVD via the internet and frequent TV appearances.

On August 7, 2012, Lynch launched a nationwide tour to promote his film. He visited cities and towns where fans set up free viewings in theaters, schools, and libraries. The viewings were open to the public and drew standing-room-only crowds.[citation needed] 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'.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

On June 2, 2014, Lynch released his third film, titled We Ride to D.C. The film is about how the public has lost faith in the news media. As with all his films, Lynch released the documentary on DVD stating it was the best means of distribution when measuring the costs of running in theaters.[10][11]

The following year, Lynch released 'They Come to America III.' The film focuses on the hardships of the Texas Border Patrol, and how they struggle to secure the border when Washington DC uses the topic of immigration as a political football.

Lynch also made a short film called, 'A Day At Bundy's.' The documentary focuses on the events that took place in 2014 when the Bundy family battled the federal government over land rights and grazing fees. Lynch, who was on assignment for Megyn Kelly, stepped between federal agents and Bundy supporters to help reach a peaceful resolution. Years later, Lynch was a key witness in the Bundy trial. Lynch testified that he was a neutral observer who had no skin in the game, but saw an opportunity to stop a massive shootout between citizens and the government. Megyn Kelly claimed on her Fox News program 'The Kelly File' that Lynch saved lives with his heroic actions.

During a Facebook LIVE broadcast on April 1, 2018, Lynch announced he was touring the US in a 40-foot motorhome for one month starting May 14. In his announcement Lynch said he was taking a break from the news business because he has grown tired of all the negativity. He also announced that his tour will include the making of a film to be titled, 'America the Beautiful.' Lynch states the film focuses on the positive aspects and beauty of the United States, and the stories of hardworking Americans. Unlike his previous films, Lynch said their will be nothing political included in the documentary, and that he will be distributing it via Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. "People will watch this film and not be able to tell whether I am a Republican or Democrat. I want to bring people together by highlighting the one thing we all share, and that is a love for America," Lynch said during his broadcast.

Politics[edit]

On October 24, 2014, after being approached by members of the GOP in Arizona, Texas and Florida, Lynch announced on The Kelly File that he was exploring the possibilities of running for president in 2016.[12] Immediately following the show, Megyn Kelly launched a poll asking viewers if they would vote for Lynch. The results were astonishingly positive, with 86% stating they would vote for him.

On April 17, 2015, Lynch was one of nineteen presidential hopefuls to speak at the Republican Leadership Summit in New Hampshire. A few weeks later, on May 5, 2015, Lynch announced he would not run in 2016 stating multiple reasons, including his children being too young to endure a national campaign that would require his absence from home.[citation needed]

Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, Andrew Pollack asked Dennis Michael Lynch to help him get a school safety bill passed in Florida. Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed in the shooting, lobbied along side Lynch for two days. Ultimately, they garnished enough yea votes from Democrats and Republicans to get the bill passed. The bill was signed into law days later by Gov. Rick Scott.

Television[edit]

On January 16, 2016, Lynch started hosting the news and commentary program Dennis Michael Lynch: Unfiltered on Newsmax TV. The program featured investigative reporting, interviews and commentary with a heavy emphasis on user interaction through social media. The show was the highest rated news program on NewsmaxTV and led the network to record setting ratings.[13] However, on August 10, 2016, he announced that it was his final show because the Newsmax TV management was demanding editorial control over all the Newsmax programs. Claiming he would not accept "being restricted," Lynch never returned to Newsmax. [14][15]

In early September 2016, Lynch started a daily program airing on Facebook.com/DMLdaily. Originally called the 'Walk & Talk', Lynch spoke into his cell phone about news and politics as he walked around his Long Island neighborhood. His delivery of reporting the news and political commentary often included his impromptu comedy routines. Most of his Walk & Talk episodes went viral, racking up as many as 1,000,000 views per upload.

In April 2017, Lynch built a professional studio where he launched a one-hour news program called 'THE TRUTH with Dennis Michael Lynch.' The program airs Monday thru Friday on Facebook.com/DMLdaily at 10am eastern. Periodically, Lynch will revert back to the Walk & Talk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Founder & CEO". TV360 Media.com. Archived from the original on December 7, 2013. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  2. ^ Woliver, Robbie (2000-03-26). "Technology Riches From Others' Castoffs". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "About This Website". Square Space.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2012-09-11. [unreliable source?]
  4. ^ Woliver, Robbie (2000-03-26). "Technology Riches From Others' Castoffs". New York Times. 
  5. ^ "TechSmart in $50M equity play". Long Island Business News. 2000-02-11. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  6. ^ Strugatch, Warren (2004-01-04). "L.I.@WORK; An Entrepreneur Banks on His Own Enthusiasm". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  7. ^ "TV360Media.com". Vimeo.com. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  8. ^ "first film to sell-out twice at the Hamptons International Film Festival". Movies Filmed on Long Island.com. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  9. ^ "'They Come to America', for better – or worse". Durango Herald.com. 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  10. ^ "They Come To America' - Where They Don't Always Pay, Stay, Or Play Fairly Or Legally". Hamptons.com. 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  11. ^ "Filmmaker Dennis M. Lynch Exposes the Illusory Fence "Protecting" Our Border". American Thinker.com. 2012-08-12. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  12. ^ "Filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch Running for President in 2016", foxnews.com; retrieved November 20, 2014.
  13. ^ "Dennis Michael Lynch Hosts New Show on Newsmax TV". Newsmax. Retrieved 2016-04-08. 
  14. ^ Feldman, Josh (August 10, 2016). "Newsmax Host Taken Off the Air After Calling Out His Network During Live Broadcast". www.mediaite.com. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  15. ^ Collins, Scott (August 11, 2016). "Dennis Michael Lynch Fired by NewsmaxTV in Flap Over Fox News, Donald Trump". Retrieved August 12, 2016. 

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