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Randy Lennox Named Chair Of BANFF Media Festival

Bell Media President Randy Lennox has been elected Board Chair of the Banff World Media Festival (BANFF), succeeding

Randy Lennox Named Chair Of BANFF Media Festival

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Bell Media President Randy Lennox has been elected Board Chair of the Banff World Media Festival (BANFF), succeeding John Morayniss, President JDM Media Inc.


“BANFF has a world-wide reputation for diversity, innovation and excellence and it is a distinct privilege to join the board as the Chair,” said Lennox. “The Festival has become a must-attend event for leaders and all industry stakeholders, and I’m looking forward to working with the talented members of the team … with some exciting announcements to follow shortly.”

“We are honoured to welcome Randy to helm the Festival’s Board of Directors,” BANFF’s Executive Director, Jenn Kuzmyk, stated in a release.  “There are few people with the depth of experience and unique vantage point that Randy possesses.  His authentic love of our industry coupled with deep insight into where it’s headed will be invaluable as we mark four incredible decades and continue to grow all that BANFF has to offer."

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As President of Bell Media, Lennox is responsible for the company’s businesses that include TV, radio, digital, and out-of-home, as well as new ventures and partnerships. Lennox joined Bell Media in August 2015 as President, Production and Broadcasting. In February 2017, he was elevated to the position of President of Bell Media and joined the BCE executive team.

Under Lennox’s leadership, Bell Media has announced several strategic partnerships, including purchasing a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios and becoming part of the ownership group of comedy enterprise Just For Laughs, the international producer of tours, festivals, and television specials.

Other initiatives under his leadership include a partnership between Bell Media’s BNN and Bloomberg Media; an exclusive alliance with Lionsgate to bring Starz to Canada; an international distribution arrangement with Sony Pictures Television for Bell Media’s original music format The Launch; the SnackableTV short-form video app, Canada’s home for Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud comedy network; and a joint venture to produce the international smash hit Bat Out of Hell The Musical.

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Peso Pluma at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards at The Mayan in Los Angeles, California. The show will air on November 19, 2023 on BBMAs.watch.
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Peso Pluma at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards at The Mayan in Los Angeles, California. The show will air on November 19, 2023 on BBMAs.watch.

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