Tom Lesinski Starts New Digital Media Company20 Aug, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Home entertainment veteran Tom Lesinski Aug. 20 announced he has launched a multi-media content production company called Energi Entertainment. Energi has signed a two-year “first look” development and production deal with Legendary Television and Digital Media — where Lesinski headed digital operations until last month.
While at Legendary, Lesinski and his team put together a development slate headed by “Dead Rising” at Crackle and the recently sold “Kelly and Molly” pilot script, as well as new projects including: Alexandra Milchan’s “Life Behind Bars,” “Pet Therapist” and the reboot of Syd and Marty Krofft’s “Electra Woman & Dyna Girl.”
Lesinski previously served as president of Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment, where he founded the studio’s digital entertainment division in 2006. He was responsible for the worldwide management, development and distribution of all Paramount content across digital distribution platforms. The division developed more than a dozen original series during his tenure, including Jackass 2.5/3.5, “The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers” (LXD), an animated “Zoolander” series and “Burning Love.”
Prior to Paramount Digital Entertainment, Lesinski was president of worldwide home entertainment for Paramount Pictures. Before Paramount, he was EVP and GM of Warner Home Entertainment.