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Producer / Director
Larry started his career in the motion picture industry while still in Dean College by working in the publicity departments of MGM, Columbia Pictures, and United Artists.  After college, he worked as a special features writer in New York for Dell's publications; Modern Screen, and Screen Stories Magazines.  During this time, he met and worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, with many of these acquaintances becoming lifelong friends.

After leaving Dell, he worked for two national advertising agencies specializing in network television programming.  During this period, he also independently produced two syndicated radio programs, "Better Than Broadway," and "Biographies In Sound."

In the 1970's, Larry began his career as an independent filmmaker.  In the ensuing years he has experienced virtually every aspect of the motion picture, television and video business.  He has been involved in financing, producing, directing, writing, promotion, publicity, marketing and distribution, both domestically and internationally.

Larry has been politically active and was at one time asked to formulate a campaign for Republican Congressional Committees in Washington, DC.  During this endeavor, he worked with many political individuals from both political parties, including President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Richard Nixon, Senators Barry Goldwater and George Murphy.

After Senator Murphy left the Senate, he and Mr. Babb formed a partnership under the banner of George Murphy Productions.  The partnership lasted for two years, until the former Senator became ill and had to retire.  During those two years, Mr. Murphy and Larry worked with many of Hollywood's greatest stars including Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, and Gene Kelly.

In the ensuring years, Larry produced many television and a feature motion pictures.  He also served as a video marketing consultant for some of the largest advertising agencies and corporations in the United States.  He co-authored the prototype for the first modern tax shelter for the entertainment industry; and he developed the plan for using investment bonds for motion pictures.

In 1976, Larry established Commonwealth of Massachusetts' first Film and Television Development Bureau.  At the request of the then Governor Dukakis, he served as its first Director.  Since its inception, the Bureau had been responsible for attracting to Massachusetts over $500 million in direct production revenue and untold additional millions in related revenues from other businesses.  Today, this state office is closed.

In 1980, Larry formed a partnership, Fiducial Resources International, with Marc G. Comjean, a partnership and friendship that continues to this day.  Under this partnership, Mr. Comjean served as Executive Producer and Financier on their projects.  Also during this period, he developed the financing plan and tax shelter for Lorimar to fund motion picture "prints and ads," rather than just productions.

Larry helped NFL football and film star, Jim Brown, launch his motion picture company "Ocean Productions," which produced budget films for minority audiences.
In early 1992, Larry, his sons Lee and Stuart, plus Marc Comjean began a quest to launch a worldwide drug education program aimed at children from nursery school through grammer school. 

In 1999, while on business in Slovakia, Larry was asked by the national government to help establish the Film Bureau of the Slovak Republic, a project that is on going.

In 2000, Larry and John Sottile decided to once again produce motion pictures and are currently acquiring properties.  Plans call for the production of four to six features over the next few years.

An abbreviated list of Larry's  theatrical, television and video credits appear below.

Paramount Pictures, Producer
"Night School"
Co-production with Lorimar,
Starring Rachel Ward and
Directed by Ken Hughes. 
Winner of AVORIAZ Film Festival Award
Independent Feature Film, Co-Producer
"A Young Couple"
American-French co-production
Starring Anne Dupray and Anna Gael
Independent Feature Film, Executive Producer
"Peace Killers"
"Act Of Love"
United Artists, Producer & Director
"The Director"
Starring Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Sidney Poitier, and Rod Steiger
"The Warmakers"
Starring George Segal, E.G. Marshall, Brad Dillman, and Ben Gazzara
"Italian Summer"
Starring Anthony Quinn, Ana Magnani, Verna Lisi, and Hardy Krueger.
"I Dream Of Trini"
Starring Trini Lopez, shot on location at the Waldorf in NYC.
MGM, Columbia Pictures, United Artist
Project Publicist for....
Robert Taylor, Jane Powell, William Holden, Howard Keel, Katherine Grayson, Donald O'Connor, Kim Novak, Darren McGavin, Stephen Boyd, Victoria Shaw, Ann Blythe, Edmond Purdon, Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Lee J. Cobb, Lee Marvin, Debbie Reynolds, and Tyrone Power.
Modern Screen Magazine and Screen Stories Magazine
"Hot As Fire / Cold As Ice" - Producer and Executive Director
Boston Bruins 1986-1987 Video Yearbook
"Seasons Of The Shooting Stars" - Producer and Executive Director
World Champion Boston Celtics 1985-1986 Video Yearbook
University of Southern California - Producer
1984-1985 Football Video Yearbook
University of Texas - Producer
1984-1985 Footbal Video Yearbook
Boston College - Producer
1984 Football Video Yearbook
"Inside Boston College Football" - Producer
Weekly behind the scenes news program on Channel 4, Boston, MA
"Eagles Preview" - Producer and Originator
Half-hour weekly coaches' show on Channel 5, Boston (ABC affillate)
now entering its 15th season.
"Inside Texas Football" - Producer 
Half-hour, weekly behind the scenes show, network affiliated
in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio, Texas.
"Video Yearbook Specials Series - Producer
Weekly, one-hour specials of various yearbooks including the above schools.
"Better Than Broadway" - Producer / On Air  
Syndicated Weekly Show
"Biographies In Sound" - Producer / On Air
Syndicated Weekly Show

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