Speaker Lawrence Kasanoff is a business innovator who has partaken in many different creative arts within the Hollywood scene. He has particularly produced the films "True Lies" and "Mortal Kombat" and music videos alike for Michael Jackson and Guns n Roses. Lawrence keynotes demonstrate ways to be creative within your business and how Hollywood and corporate life can be used as personal enlightenment for business creativity.
Why you should book speaker Lawrence Kasanoff:
- Lawrence serves as a medium between the worlds of corporate life and Hollywood, using examples, stories and lessons learned from Hollywood to apply outside-the-box thinking to the corporate world.
- Larry – as a producer or studio head – has made over 200 feature films, including “Dirty Dancing” and Academy Award Winning Best Picture “Platoon”. He has raised well over a billion dollars in the film business, and shows steps into his success.
- As a business innovation speaker, Larry brings his expertise on producing, directing and overall creating to your organization for optimal success.
As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Threshold Entertainment Group, Lawrence Kasanoff produces movies, animated movies, and theme park rides largely based on some of the world’s biggest IP brands, including Mortal Kombat, Justice League, Lego, Terminator 2, Marvel, Star Trek, and True Lies. As a business innovation speaker, Larry’s star-studded anecdotes translate the lessons he learned to corporate audiences, leaving them inspired to push the boundaries of creation.
But he didn’t come from a Hollywood world. He went to the oldest high school in the United States (Boston Latin School – Benjamin Franklin went there); then onto a BA at Cornell University and an MBA from The Wharton School.
From that East coast Ivy League background, he jumped into a world of creativity, crazy people, no rules, huge gambles, constant change, zero security and lots of weasels – in other words, Hollywood, where he still operates today.
Larry is the producer of all MORTAL KOMBAT media including three Number One ﬁlms, a television series, an animated series, platinum-selling soundtracks, direct to DVD, and a live tour. He is Executive Producer of the box-ofﬁce smash ﬁlm, True Lies, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by James Cameron.
Previously, as president and co-founder of Lightstorm Entertainment, Larry supervised production, marketing, publicity, and merchandising for the four-time Academy Award-winning hit, Terminator 2, Judgement Day. Larry – as a producer or studio head – has made over 200 feature films, including DIRTY DANCING and Academy Award Winning Best Picture Platoon. He has raised well over a billion dollars in the film business.
In the music world, Larry has packaged or produced video projects with several of the world’s biggest talents, including Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, and Dick Clark. For Terminator 2, he produced MTV’s top video of the year, “You Could Be Mine” with Gun’s ‘N Roses.
Kasanoff and Threshold Entertainment Group have been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, USA Today, Time Magazine, Wired, Maxim, and Playboy and have been featured on CNN, FOX News, ABC World News Tonight, CNBC, The Howard Stern Show and more.
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