Randy Lennox

TIFF + Bell Media's Crave bring audiences together with Stay-at-Home Cinema

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:44pm

"TIFF has a longstanding partnership with Bell Media and Crave, so it was a natural progression to work together during this global health crisis," said Joana Vicente, TIFF Executive Director and Co-Head.

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  • "TIFF has a longstanding partnership with Bell Media and Crave, so it was a natural progression to work together during this global health crisis," said Joana Vicente, TIFF Executive Director and Co-Head.
  • "Both organizations value their audiences and want to bring the best of our programming to as many people as we can.
  • It was important for us to work with TIFF on bringing these meaningful films to life," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
  • Additional movie titles all available on Crave along with special guests will be announced each week on TIFF and Crave's social media channels.

Bell Media Congratulates TV and Film Production Partners on 229 Nominations for the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 7:41pm

Announced earlier today, Bell Media garnered 229 total nominations, comprising 142 television and digital nominations and 85 nominations for Bell Media-supported films, as well as the two previously announced Special Awards for Crave and Anton Koschany.

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  • Announced earlier today, Bell Media garnered 229 total nominations, comprising 142 television and digital nominations and 85 nominations for Bell Media-supported films, as well as the two previously announced Special Awards for Crave and Anton Koschany.
  • CTV is the proud Premium Partner of the Canadian Screen Awards, and the title sponsor of the Non-Fiction Programming and Creative Fiction Storytelling galas on March 23 and 24.
  • "A standing ovation to all the talented creators nominated this year, including the 229 nominations represented by Bell Media productions," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
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Bell Media's Crave to bring select TIFF films to wider audience in new partnership

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 3:05pm

The groundbreaking new partnership, called "TIFF Selects," is a first for TIFF as a Canadian distribution opportunity for its world-class Festival programming.

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  • The groundbreaking new partnership, called "TIFF Selects," is a first for TIFF as a Canadian distribution opportunity for its world-class Festival programming.
  • The vast majority of films in the collection will have their premieres on Crave.
  • "It was important for us to expand the presence of TIFF an iconic Canadian cultural institution on Crave," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
  • "One of Crave's cultural mandates is acquiring, curating, and distributing the best content in the world, and we're thrilled to continue that momentum through this new partnership with TIFF."

Bell Media Studios and Melbar Entertainment Group Partner on DAVID FOSTER: OFF THE RECORD

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 2:04pm

"We are honoured to partner with Melbar Entertainment on DAVID FOSTER: OFF THE RECORD," said Randy Lennox, President,BellMedia.

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  • "We are honoured to partner with Melbar Entertainment on DAVID FOSTER: OFF THE RECORD," said Randy Lennox, President,BellMedia.
  • DAVID FOSTER: OFF THE RECORDis produced by Melbar Entertainment in partnership with CTV.
  • Bell Media President, Randy Lennox, music industry veterans Jeffrey Latimer and Marc Johnston, and Barry Avrich are Executive Producers.
  • Justin Stockmanis Vice-President, SVOD and OTT, Bell Media.Tracey Pearceis President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media.Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty.

Bell Media Confirms 70 Original Productions for 2019/2020 Season

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 4:42pm

An all-new six-pack of LETTERKENNY premieres Oct. 11 on Crave as production gets set to begin on another season this summer

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  • An all-new six-pack of LETTERKENNY premieres Oct. 11 on Crave as production gets set to begin on another season this summer
    TORONTO, June 5, 2019 /CNW/ - In advance of tomorrow's #CTVUpfront, Bell Media confirmed today its first wave of new and returning original entertainment programming for the 2019/20 season.
  • With 31 new original programs announced to date, and more to be confirmed in the coming days and weeks, a total of 70 original English-language programs will be produced in the coming season in partnership with independent production companies and in-house at Bell Media Studios.
  • "Bell Media and our talented development and production teams are proud to work closely with the country's very bestindependentpartners to create exceptional original programming right here in Canada," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
  • With Canada's top programs, including original programs and homegrown hits, more Canadians make Bell Media their choice for viewing than any other media company.

Entertainment One and Brad Peyton Announce ALBEDO Starring Evangeline Lilly for Bell Media and Vudu

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 7:44pm

LOS ANGELES and TORONTO, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Entertainment One (eOne), together with Brad Peyton and Bell Media, today announced an eight-episode series order for a mystery drama titled ALBEDO for Bell Media in Canada, in partnership with Vudu in the US.

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  • LOS ANGELES and TORONTO, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Entertainment One (eOne), together with Brad Peyton and Bell Media, today announced an eight-episode series order for a mystery drama titled ALBEDO for Bell Media in Canada, in partnership with Vudu in the US.
  • The show marks a return to television for Golden Globe-nominated actress Evangeline Lilly who will star and executive produce.
  • Brad Peyton is also set to direct and executive produce the straight-to-series project that will be internationally distributed by eOne.
  • "Partnering with eOne on this project ensures high-level international engagement, including this new collaboration with Vudu," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.

Bell Media Applauds Investment by Canada's Private Broadcasters in Canadian Programming

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 9:27pm

TORONTO, April 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Following the release of the CMPA's Profile 2018 media production report, Bell Media applauds the significant investment by private broadcasters in Canadian production and their key role in developing and commissioning programming distributed worldwide by foreign OTT players.

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  • TORONTO, April 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Following the release of the CMPA's Profile 2018 media production report, Bell Media applauds the significant investment by private broadcasters in Canadian production and their key role in developing and commissioning programming distributed worldwide by foreign OTT players.
  • "Bell Media alone invested nearly $900 million in Canadian programming in 2017, twice the amount spent by all foreign companies, and more than any other private broadcaster," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
  • "Bell Media and other private broadcasters invest in a variety of programming, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, in which OTT players do not, including local and national news and sports."
  • Canadian broadcasters are far and away the leaders in the development and commissioning of almost all Canadian production.

Bell Media and Its Partners Collect 55 Awards at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:29pm

Securing a total of 55 awards across television, film, and digital during Canadian Screen Week, Bell Media continues to be recognized for its championing of remarkable original Canadian content.

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  • Securing a total of 55 awards across television, film, and digital during Canadian Screen Week, Bell Media continues to be recognized for its championing of remarkable original Canadian content.
  • Overall, Bell Media was recognized with 34 Canadian Screen Awards in television and digital categories, more than any other private broadcaster, while Bell Media-supported films captured 21 additional awards.
  • "It has be a phenomenal year for original Canadian content and we are incredibly proud of our Bell Media team and partners who continue to deliver outstanding series and films for Canadian audiences and beyond," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
  • And to Beth Janson and the stellar team at the Academy, congratulations on another phenomenal Canadian Screen Week and Awards."

Bell Media expresses condolences on the passing of Canadian TV icon Sandra Faire

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 3:00pm

TORONTO, March 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Bell Media extends condolences to Ivan Fecan, along with family, friends, and colleagues, on the passing of award-winning television producer and well-known philanthropist Sandra Faire.

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  • TORONTO, March 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Bell Media extends condolences to Ivan Fecan, along with family, friends, and colleagues, on the passing of award-winning television producer and well-known philanthropist Sandra Faire.
  • "Passionate, creative, and generous, Sandra Faire was fiercely supportive of Canadian talent in arts and entertainment," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
  • "She was a trailblazer for women in film and television whose commitment to excellence helped set the standard for production in this country.
  • She was a true partner to Ivan and will be greatly missed."

Bell Media Congratulates Television and Film Production Partners on 181 Nominations for the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:33pm

Announced earlier today, Bell Media garnered 181 total nominations, comprising 111 television and digital nominations and 70 nominations for Bell Media-supported films.

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  • Announced earlier today, Bell Media garnered 181 total nominations, comprising 111 television and digital nominations and 70 nominations for Bell Media-supported films.
  • CTV is the proud Premium Partner of the Canadian Screen Awards, and the title sponsor of the Non-Fiction Programming and Creative Fiction Storytelling galas.
  • "Congratulations to the talented teams involved in the astounding 181 nominations recognized by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
  • "These nominations mark another banner year of stellar Canadian programs and films and further attest to Bell Media's lineup of quality and original Canadian productions.