Terry Lingner

Owner and Executive Producer

Terry is an Emmy Award-winning producer and co-owner of INNOVATIVE. He has a range of producer and director credits as diverse as anyone working in television today, including: the Indy 500, the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, and Red Bull Rampage.

Back in the 80s, he helped build ESPN’s reputation as the “Worldwide Leader of Sports.” He was a producer for the NTT IndyCar Series on NBC Sports, and he is currently the Executive Producer for The Jim Irsay Collection Band. Altogether, Terry has received six Emmy Awards for his work, as well as the prestigious “Sagamore of the Wabash” from Governor Evan Bayh.

Now, Terry and his wife Louise still reside in downtown Indianapolis. Their son Chris was a founding member of the Indianapolis Ballet and an occasional freelancer at INNOVATIVE, while their son Cory is a performer on Broadway.

Terry's Favorite INNO Memory

"I have always loved the big tricky shoots for Indy 500 teases and animations, but what’s locked in my heart is being at Riley Children’s Hospital Luncheons and seeing our storytelling move all in attendance."