As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Threshold Entertainment Group, Lawrence Kasanoff produces films and theme park rides based on some of the world’s biggest IP brands, including Spider-Man, Mortal Kombat, Dirty Dancing, Justice League, Lego, Terminator 2, Marvel, Star Trek, True Lies and Star Wars. His productions often push the boundaries of innovation and 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.
“Innovation demands a touch of the madness,” says Kasanoff.
The current of the river of life will always try to pull you towards the middle, towards complacency and mediocrity. This is true for every person and every company. It’s a problem because other companies that don’t give in to that current will eclipse you.”
Kasanoff’s new book, A Touch of the Madness How to Be More Innovative in Work and Life…by Being a Little Crazy comes out later this year from BenBella books via Penguin/Random house. His main keynote speech is based on this unique philosophy.
As a graduate of Cornell and The Wharton School of Business, Kasanoff serves as a Rosetta Stone between the corporate landscape and Hollywood, using examples, stories and lessons learned from the film industry to instill outside-the-box thinking regarding innovation to corporate audiences.
A born storyteller, Kasanoff’s uses star-studded anecdotes from his life in Hollywood to make it easy and entertaining for business audiences to learn to be more creative by being a bit crazy.
Larry 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.
If you want the same old thing, this is not for you – it is entertaining, innovative – And fun!
PS We can also tailor a specific speech for you on request.
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