Larry A. Thompson

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Larry A. Thompson
Larry A. Thompson, 2011.jpg
Larry A. Thompson in 2012
Born Larry A. Thompson
(1944-08-01)August 1, 1944
Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Residence Beverly Hills, California
Occupation Film producer, talent manager
Years active 1970–present
Spouse(s) Kelly Thompson
Website http://www.larrythompsonorg.com/

Larry A. Thompson (born August 1, 1944)[1] is a Hollywood film producer, personal manager, book packager, lawyer, author, and motivational speaker.

Early life and education[edit]

Thompson was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, to Angelo and Anne (maiden name, Tuminello) Thompson.[1] He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 1968.[2]

Career[edit]

Thompson started his entertainment-industry career as in-house counsel for Capitol Records. He was the youngest lawyer working for the label and negotiated separate contracts for each of the Beatles when the group broke up.[3] 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 of Harrah's and Holiday Inn.[4]

When the law partnership was dissolved, Thompson created the Larry A. Thompson Organization, a company devoted to film production and the personal management of talent.[4]

Thompson and fellow lawyers Harry E. Sloan and Larry Kuppin subsequently purchased New World Pictures from Roger Corman for $16.5 million[4] and immediately took the company public.[4] He sold his New World equity position in 1983[4] and refocused his attention to independent film production and talent management. He received the Vision Award in 1993.[5][6]

Talent management[edit]

Thompson and his company have managed over 200 artists including Drew Barrymore, Jason Bateman, Justine Bateman, Linda Blair, Robert Blake, Bruce Boxleitner, Delta Burke, Cindy Crawford, William Devane, Donna Dixon, Shannen Doherty, Linda Evans, Steve Guttenberg, Merle Haggard, Scott Hamilton, Mariska Hargitay, Iman, Sally Kellerman, Donna Mills, Tatum O'Neal, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, William Shatner, Sonny & Cher, Tori Spelling, Alan Thicke, Cicely Tyson, and Barry White.[4][7]

Productions[edit]

Thompson's productions include:

Book packager[edit]

Thompson is also a book packager. He has developed books with Joan Rivers, including a series of murder mystery novels titled The Red Carpet Murder Mysteries,[19][20]

Motivational speaker[edit]

He is also a motivational speaker.[4][21]

Personal life[edit]

As of early 2013, Thompson, his wife Kelly, their daughter Taylor, and son Trevor live in Beverly Hills, California.[22]

Awards[edit]

Board affiliations[edit]

As of 2014, Thompson serves on the Advisory Boards of Paulist Productions,[37] The Delta Blues Museum, and Good News Communications.[38]

Credits[edit]

TV-movies[edit]

Movies[edit]

Television series[edit]

Television specials and pilots[edit]

Books[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Notable Alumni". University of Mississippi. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ Sturgeon, Julie Sturgeon (October 7, 2001). "A Hard Day's Work". Los Angeles Times. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Larry Thompson – Speaker Profile". Keynotespeakers.com. Retrieved June 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "RP International Vision Awards". Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Vision Awards Previous Honorees 2010" (PDF). Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "William Shatner, Joan Rivers Honor Talent Managers at Heller Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Taken in Broad Daylight Ranks as One of Lifetime Movie Network's Top-Rated Originals With Its Sunday, February 15, Premiere". AMediaVision Productions. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ "24th Annual Imagen Awards – Nominees & Winners". The Imagen Foundation/. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Lifetime Movie Network's "Amish Grace" Breaks Records With 4.02 Million Viewers". tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  11. ^ "A Different Magnitude of Star". New York Times. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Liz & Dick averages 3.5 million viewers". TV by the Numbers. November 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Liz & Dick". Emmys.com. 
  14. ^ "A Shakespearean Who Soared to Space Keeps Enjoying the Long Trip Back". New York Times. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  15. ^ "William Shatner's 'juices are stirring'". National Post. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  16. ^ "'Liz & Dick' producer talks the risky business of hiring Lindsay Lohan". CNN. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Q&A: Producer Larry Thompson On 'Liz & Dick', Lindsay Lohan & Oprah". Deadline.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  18. ^ "'Missing Mona Lisa' Spec Optioned By Larry A. Thompson Entertainment". Penske Media Corporation/Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  19. ^ Murder at the Academy Awards®. Simon & Schuster. 2009-02-03. ISBN 9781439123676. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  20. ^ Men Are Stupid And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery. Simon & Schuster. 2008-12-30. ISBN 9781439123683. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  21. ^ Wertheimer, Ron (August 11, 2003). "Television Reviews; The Cautionary Tale of Young Women: Vulnerable and Unwise". The New York Times. Retrieved June 13, 2009. 
  22. ^ "Biography: Larry A. Thompson". Larry A. Thompson Organization. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Emmys: The Complete Winners and Nominees List - The Wrap". Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
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  31. ^ "Browse Results - Golden Globe Awards Official Website". Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  32. ^ "William Shatner, Joan Rivers Honor Talent Managers at Heller Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Joan Rivers Shows Soft Side at Heller Awards". Variety. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Personal Managers Hall of Fame". Retrieved May 16, 2016. 
  35. ^ "Veteran Manager Larry A. Thompson Reflects on His A-List Client List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 16, 2016. 
  36. ^ "Larry Thompson to Be Inducted Into Personal Managers Hall of Fame". TheWrap. Retrieved May 16, 2016. 
  37. ^ "Paulist Productions About Us". Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  38. ^ "Paulist Productions Newsletter" (PDF). Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
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  40. ^ "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer: Murder Me, Murder You". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  41. ^ "Convicted". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  42. ^ "Intimate Encounters". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  43. ^ "The Woman He Loved". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  44. ^ "Original Sin". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  45. ^ "Class Cruise". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  46. ^ "Little White Lies". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  47. ^ "Lucy & Desi: Before The Laughter". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  48. ^ "Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  49. ^ "Separated by Murder". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  50. ^ "Face of Evil". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  51. ^ "Replacing Dad". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  52. ^ "And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  53. ^ "Murder in the Mirror". New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  54. ^ "Quiet Cool (1986)". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  55. ^ "My Demon Lover". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  56. ^ "Jim Nabors Show". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  57. ^ "Joan Severance – Actress". JoanSeverance.com. Retrieved May 20, 2010. 
  58. ^ "Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers". Baseline Studio Systems via The New York Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
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  60. ^ "lolflix.com". Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  61. ^ "The Movie Network". Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
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  63. ^ a b "Executive Producer of the Movieguide® Awards To Be Inducted into Personal Managers Hall of Fame". Retrieved May 16, 2016. 

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