MICHAEL GEDDES, President/CEO of Lone Eagle Entertainment
Launching Lone Eagle Entertainment Ltd in 1996, Geddes has built a worldwide reputation for producing highly rated, high concept television. He is a key authority on reality-based television in Canada and the recipient of the 2005 LionsGate/Maple Pictures Innovative Producer Award at the Banff World Television Festival.
Recently , Lone Eagle proudly launched its fifth season of the award winning TV series You Gotta Eat Here! for Food Network Canada. You Gotta Eat Here! won two awards at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards: Best Lifestyle or Talk Program or Series, and Best Direction in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Program or Series.
Before You Gotta Eat Here!, Lone Eagle’s first major network success was the premiere launch of the pop music documentary Popstars, which debuted as the #1 Canadian Primetime Series in February 2001. This series was the first of its kind in Canada and nominated for Best Reality Series at the 2003 Gemini Awards.
Since then, Geddes also created and executive produced MemegURL for Slice, Too Much Information for Super Channel, Tribes of the 21st Century for Discovery Civilization Channel, Carlawood and Inside the Box for TVtropolis, You Bet Your Ass on The Comedy Network, The Office Temps, Supermodels, Game On, Get A Grip On Golf for Global Television, Hooked Up (nominated as ‘Best Reality Series’ at the 2004 Gemini Awards) and The Call for Life Network. In 2010, Geddes produced the highly anticipated Wipeout Canada on TVtropolis.
Geddes started in the industry at Atlantis Communications Inc. as the company’s Head of Marketing in production and distribution. He was an integral part of the senior management team involved in the 1995 launch of the cable specialty channel, Life Network. Geddes is the Vice – Chair of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation and sits on the Advisory Board of The Banff World Media Festival.