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Larry A. Thompson, acclaimed Hollywood film producer, personal manager, book packager, author and motivational speaker, is founder and President of the Larry Thompson Organization, a Los Angeles based Talent Management, Motion Picture, Television, and New Media Production Studio. (www.LarryThompsonOrg.com)
Having managed the careers of over 200 Stars and produced 18 Movies for Television, including the highly acclaimed ABC World Premiere "And The Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story," and for CBS "Lucy and Desi: Before The Laughter," 5 Motion Pictures, 2 Television Series, 3 Television Specials, and various Series Pilots, Thompson was voted "Showman Of The Year" in 1998 by the U.S. Television Fan Association.
He has received the Industry's prestigious Vision Award and his productions have received Nominations for 8 Emmys, 2 Prism Awards, and a Golden Globe. He is perennially listed in Who's Who In America and Who's Who In The World.
Thompson and his team of managers have guided the careers of over 200 artists including, among others, William Shatner, Drew Barrymore, Cindy Crawford, Shannen Doherty, Mariska Hargitay, Linda Evans, Cicely Tyson, , Barry White, Tatum O'Neal, Donna Mills, Linda Blair, Bruce Boxleitner, Justine Bateman, Alan Thicke, Donna Dixon, William Devane, Richard Pryor, Tori Spelling, Robert Blake, Merle Haggard, Iman, Steve Guttenberg, Sally Kellerman, Delta Burke, and Sonny & Cher. In 1998, other than continuing to represent William Shatner, whom he has managed since 1980, Scott Hamilton, Alan Thicke, Tracey Gold, Clive Robertson, and Philip Boyd, Thompson decided to devote the majority of his attention to Film, Television, and New Media Production.
As a motivational lecturer and author, Thompson's bestselling self-help book, Shine: A Powerful 4-Step Plan For Becoming A Star In Anything You Do (McGraw Hill - March 1, 2006/Paperback - November 8, 2004/Hardcover) serves as the catalyst for Project Rise and Shine, (www.ProjectRiseandShine.com), an organization he has founded whereby successful stars, who serve as role models to so many fans, can use their power of celebrity to uplift and motivate others to become stars in their own lives. This living community provides daily personal guidance and original inspiring programming through a dynamic online networking environment, a series of motivational workshops, and personal affirmative stories directly from celebrities themselves.
Thompson, a former co-owner of New World Pictures, is one of the new breeds of Hollywood entrepreneurs. He is not only a premier Motion Picture and Television producer but also one of the industry's most knowledgeable and experienced financiers and packagers of film and television projects. Thompson's diversified background has made him and the Larry Thompson Organization one of the most hallmark names in the show business community.
He started his career in show business as in-house counsel for Capitol Records. He negotiated the famed Beatles breakup and by the 1970s he was a founding partner in the entertainment law firm of Thompson, Shankman, Bond and Moss. For five years he packaged movie and television projects and represented the careers of many prominent actors and performers. He also orchestrated the $300 million dollar merger between Harrahs and Holiday Inn. When the law partnership was amicably dissolved, Thompson created the Larry Thompson Organization, a company devoted to film production and personal management of talent.
Thompson, with two other lawyers, Harry Sloan and Larry Kuppin, subsequently purchased New World Pictures from Roger Corman for $16.5 million dollars and immediately took the company public. He sold his New World equity position in 1983 and refocused his attention to independent film production and talent management.
In 2001, Thompson Executive Produced two 1-hour UPN Network Specials titled "Iron Chef USA: Showdown In Las Vegas" and "Iron Chef USA: Holiday Showdown" based on the very popular Japanese show "Iron Chef."
His highly acclaimed 2003 Lifetime Television Movie, "A Date With Darkness: The Trial And Capture Of Andrew Luster," was the third highest cable movie of the year and received rave reviews.
He has recently completed production on the movie "Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story," which aired on Lifetime Movie Network on August 17, 2008 and was the highest rated movie in LMN's 10-year history.
He is presently producing with Michael Wilson the reality series "Celebrity Videos."
Many additional film projects are in various stages of development, including the Lifetime movie, "Amish Grace," based on the true story of the 2006 Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, schoolhouse shooting.
Recently, Thompson entered into an exclusive agreement with Stage 29 Productions and Dr. Phil McGraw to develop and produce television movies and mini-series bearing the "Dr. Phil Presents" banner.
As a book packager, Thompson is developing with Joan Rivers a series of murder mystery novels titled The Red Carpet Murders. The first book in the series, Murder At The Academy Awards«, written by Joan Rivers with Jerrilyn Farmer, will be published in hardcover by Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, on January 27, 2009. Also, Thompson has developed the book Men Are Stupid And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery, written by Joan Rivers with Valerie Frankel. It will be published in hardcover by Pocket Books on December 30, 2008.
Thompson, his wife, Kelly, their daughter, Taylor, and son, Trevor, live in Beverly Hills, California.
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