About Us

Michael Lienau filming at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
Michel Lienau at Mount St Helens

Who we've worked with


  • The Supernatural Adventures of Joshua Clay (In Production Now!)

  • National Geographic Television

  • Graham Kerr (former Galloping Gourmet)

  • Discovery Channel

  • PBS

  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous – CBS

  • That’s Incredible – ABC

  • Inside Edition

  • Dateline NBC

  • NBC Nightly News

  • Evening Magazine

  • Good Morning Show

  • Entertainment Tonight

  • FOX News

  • CNN

  • PBS

  • NHK

  • EOTV

  • BBC

  • How’d they do that

  • PGA Golf

  • The Adventures of Joshua Clay (Pilot)

  • International Affairs Institute/PBS “World Leaders Biography Show”


  • FEMA

  • USGS

  • EarthScope,/NSFational Science Foundation

  • American Diabetes Association

  • American Dietetic Association

  • National Cancer Institute

  • Weyerhaueser

  • Chevron

  • Conoco Phillips

  • Progressive International

  • ScanPan International

  • Thermos Company

  • OneComm Nextel

  • Ariel Vineyards

  • Creda Inc.

  • Tosco Corp

  • Advanced Escrow

  • National Dental Health

  • Washington State Militarry Emergency Management

  • King County Emergency Management

  • Redmond City- Emergency Management

  • Hawai’i State HDSC GTA (Global Transmedia Accelerator)

  • Big Island Gigs

  • Hawai’i County Film Office (Locations)\

  • Foxfire Interactive “Global Soundscapes IMAX Film”


  • CREW – Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup

  • BGEA

  • CBN 700 Club

  • Sunshine Acres Children’s Home

  • Kleos Children’s Community

  • Chosen and Dearly Loved Adoptions

  • Thomas Nelson Publishers

  • International Bible Society

  • Mercy Corps International

  • Childcare Worldwide

  • Reasons To Believe

  • Sentinel Group

  • YWAM

  • Mission Builders

  • Lifeline Expeditions

  • Light of the World Prayer Center

  • Maclellan Foundation


Using Creativity/Vision/Integrity to Inspire/Entertain/Educate

Global Network Productions is an award -winning creative service company with over 40 -years professional experience. Specializing in managing production details from start to finish, Global Net develops Transmedia projects from rough concept to finished presentation, producing narrative feature films, eye -catching documentaries, television specials, high -impact promo pieces, and cutting edge commercials.

Our Red Camera systems are among the most technically advanced, ultra-high resolution cameras available in the industry today, helping to set a new standard in quality and cost control.

Global Net’s founder, Michael Lienau, possesses years of intuitive creativity, advanced technical knowledge, and a value for integrity in business.  He and his team of skilled professionals go the extra mile producing highly crafted media, while carefully controlling costs in this small, family ooperated business.

Inspire • Entertain • Educate


Michael Lienau – Founder / Producer / Director / DP

When Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, 20-year old Michael Lienau was one of the first cinematographers to capture photograph the devastation around the mountain from the ground.  Caught in the second largest eruption, the camera crew barely escaped with their lives.

Michael’s dramatic footage was seen worldwide, and his unforgettable experience on the mountain fueled a life-long interest to better understand dynamic earth processes and natural disasters.  “THE FIRE BELOW US: Remembering Mount St. Helens” is his Seven-time award winner featured on National Geographic Television, Discovery and PBS

Due to his experience and knowledge with this subject, Michael has become an invaluable resource on Mount St. Helens and other volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, as well as disaster preparedness training, contributing to segments on FOX News, CNN, NBC and many other major and regional television networks.

Other award winning productions include “Healing America’s Wounds” –  highlighting racial strife and the power of forgiveness with John Dawson; “Return of the Raven,” (PBS) profiling a Native American’s stand against the US Government and win; “Native Apology Resolution” – Congressional briefing video distributed to all members of Congress; “Run to High Ground” – American Indian story about earthquakes/tsunamis produced for WA State Military; “Tell the World about Us”, – untold story of the families and fate of US MIA-POWS in Vietnam; licensed by Sylvester Stallone to support “RAMBO First Blood II”, “Mexico City:The Alarming Giant”, – documentary report on the unique challenges this mega city faces; “Transformations” – video documenting the powerful effects of prayer on communities around the world with George Otis Jr.; “Kevin Jones: The Making of a Tender Warrior” – inspiring true story about a man facing the greatest challenge of his life; and  “Yokes and Chains: A Journey To Forgiveness and Freedom” – highlights international legacies of slavery and the power of an apology.

Michael co-produced a CBS Movie-of-the-Week “Not Our Son,” based on his multiple award-winning documentary “Portrait of a Serial Arsonist” about America’s most prolific serial arsonist. This dramatic and compelling film told the heartbreakingly true-life story of a father who discovered his own son was committing dozens of arsons and his decision to turn him in to authorities.

Clients include: FILM – Worldwide Pictures, Carolco Pictures, HBO Pictures, The Academy, Multimedia Pictures, Downes Entertainment.  TELEVISION – ABC, CBS, NBC CNN, PBS, Inside Edition, Dateline NBC, National Geographic Television, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, Graham Kerr, NHK, BBC, EOTV GOVERNMENT & CORPORATE – FEMA, USGS, WA State Military, NCI, ADA, Weyerhaeuser, Chevron, Nextel, Conoco Phillips, Penguin Books.  NON-PROFIT – BGEA, Native Apology Resolution Committee, Thomas Nelson, International Bible Society, Mercy Corps International, Sentinel Group, CBN, Childcare Worldwide, First Nations Healing and Counseling, YWAM and many more. Michael has also worked with former Galloping Gourmet, Graham Kerr for 30 years producing taped and live cooking shows, documentaries, commercials, infomercials, and over 500 nationally-syndicated health news segments on reducing cancer risks.


Shari Lienau – Founder / Co-Producer / Co-director

With a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Washington, Shari has been a writer, producer, director and owner of Global Network Productions for over 30 years.

A mother of nine children between the ages of 17 and 27 years, Shari’s current vocation is “intentional parenting”. She spends time managing  her family, home, schooling, while supporting her husband and family in media adventures.

Michael, his wife Shari and six of their nine children currently live in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.




“Thanks a million for all your help at Mount St. Helens… your images made our program!” – Linda Ellman, Producer, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw

“We were impressed with both the concept and the treatment of The Fire Below Us Remembering Mount St. Helens.”– Michele Kaplan, Discovery

“They (Global Net) possess a truly startling combination of energy, integrity, and creativity. Their work reflects their commitment in that their high quality finished products really connect with the viewer. I am pleased to recommend them to you…” -Graham Kerr, Former Galloping Gourmet

“Thank you so much for all your valuable help. You (Global Net) went beyond the call of duty to help me in every way." – Judy Hallet, Producer, National Geographic Television

RIVETING… COMPELLING… your feature story “Arsonist” played to rave reviews and Dateline won its slot… we couldn’t have done it without your ” – Jon Scott, Producer/correspondent, Dateline NBC

“I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to met and work with you… Its not often that we find such professionals…” – A Larry Ross, Dir of Media/Public Relations, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

“Portrait of a Serial Arsonist is an intriguing, at times moving report.” – John Engstrom, Television Critic, Seattle PI

“The Cascadia and Personal Preparedness DVDs are the most important offers we have made in 31 years that I have been at KCTS TV!” – George Ray, Broadcaster, KCTS PBS affiliate

“The Cascadia program was wonderful. You are right up to date, I for one plan to use it in a Web course I am writing; It was beautifully done.”  – Bob Yeats, PhD., Professor Emeritus, OSU; Author

“Your attention detail embodies the devotion to content and people that runs through the entire program. I liked it all very much.” – Brian F. Atwater, PhD., USGS




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