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Larry A. Thompson Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Thompson has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of entertainment and law.

He is a well-known talent manager, film producer, and entertainment lawyer, who has been operating Larry A. Thompson Organization, Inc. in Beverly Hills, California since 1977.

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA, August 01, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Larry A. Thompson with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Thompson celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his fields. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A well-known talent manager, film producer, and entertainment lawyer, who has been operating Larry A. Thompson Organization, Inc. in Beverly Hills, California since 1977, Mr. Thompson formerly spent six years as a senior law partner at Thompson, Shankman, Bond and Moss in Beverly Hills and two years as an in-house counsel for Capitol Records in Hollywood, California. While working in film, television, and Broadway as a producer and tenured talent manager, having represented the careers of over 200 stars, Mr. Thompson has also spent many years as a motivational speaker and author. A former co-owner of New World Pictures during the mid-1980s, Thompson has lectured on the topic of the entertainment business at the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and Southwestern University Law School and was a founder of the self-help, celebrity-centric website, Project Rise and Shine, based on his bestselling book, SHINE: A Powerful 4-Step Plan For Becoming A Star In Anything You Do.

Thompson was Knighted in Rome, Italy by the Ordine di San Martino del Monte delle Beatitudini in 2017, and he was also named to the National Conference of Personal Managers Hall of Fame in 2016. He was also honored on September 19, 2013, by the Talent Managers Association with the prestigious Seymour Heller Award for Lifetime Achievement in Talent Management. Mr. Thompson was also named Showman of the Year by the U.S. Television Fan Association in 1998, received the Industry's prestigious Vision Award in 1993, and was named Show Business Attorney of the Year by Capitol Records in 1971.

Thompson's film productions have won two Accolade Awards, two Imagen Awards, The Epiphany Prize, The Wilbur Award, and The Christopher Award. His film productions have also received ten Emmy nominations, including two for "Liz & Dick" in 2012, three for "And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story" in 1999, two for "Lucy and Desi: Before the Laughter" in 1991, two for "The Woman He Loved" in 1988, which also received a Golden Globe nomination, and one for the television series, "The Jim Nabors Show" in 1978. Furthermore, Mr. Thompson's productions have also received nominations for six Imagen Awards, two Prism Awards, and the Humanitas Prize.

Locally, Mr. Thompson served as co-chairman of the Republican National Entertainment Committee, appointed by Governor George Deukmejian of California. He also serves on the advisory board for the Delta Blues Museum, Paulist Productions, and Good News Communications' Movieguide. Growing up in the small town of Clarksdale, Mississippi, Mr. Thompson heeded his mother's advice to get an education and move to Hollywood and meet those "important" people. Years later, after all his success, he revisited his home town of Clarksdale where he served as an entertainment commission member for the Inauguration of the Thompson Center for Fine Arts. During the dedication, he thanked his parents and introduced them as the most "important" people he had ever met. He is also a long-time member of multiple professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the California Bar Association and the Inter-American Bar Association, as well as the American Film Institute, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy, and the Delta Blues Museum.

Having completed a BBA in 1966 and a JD in 1968 at the University of Mississippi, Mr. Thompson has since been admitted to the Mississippi and California Bar Associations. He also served with Judge Advocate General Corps in the U.S. Army between 1966 and 1972. Mr. Thompson has been cited in approximately 40 editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in Entertainment.

Thompson, his wife, Kelly, their daughter, Taylor, and son, Trevor, live in Beverly Hills, California. In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Larry A. Thompson has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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