Larry Schapiro

Larry Schapiro.Office: HGH 234
lawrence.schapiro@sjsu.edu

After graduating from U.S.C. law school in 1987, Larry Schapiro began his career in the entertainment business as an attorney for the prestigious Beverly Hills law firm of Cooper, Epstein & Hurewitz. In 1989, he left the practice of law to become a personal manager. Over a personal management career that has spanned almost thirty years, Schapiro has represented some of the biggest names in motion pictures, television and stand-up comedy, but in 1995, Schapiro began his producing career.

Early on, Schapiro produced Toughguy starring Heather Graham. Shortly thereafter, Schapiro produced Table For One starring Rebecca De Mornay. In 2000 he produced Playing Mona Lisa starring Alicia Witt and Harvey Fierstein and in 2002 he produced Do It for Uncle Manny starring Kari Wuhrer. Subsequently, Schapiro produced his first comedy special: “John Pinette: I Say Nay Nay.” Schapiro then took some time off from production to pursue a career as a screen writer. This resulted in his co-writing (credited under his pseudonym Allen Lawrence) the 2007 Sony Pictures release Bobby Z starring Paul Walker and Laurence Fishburne. Schapiro resumed his producing career with his second comedy special “John Pinette: I’m Starvin!” for Comedy Central. In 2007, Schapiro produced two films for Sony Pictures: Zombie Strippers! starring Jenna Jameson and Robert England and Insanitarium starring Jessie Metcalfe and Peter Stormare. Subsequent Schapiro productions include Little Girl Lost for Lifetime Television; John Pinette: Still Hungry, for Comedy Central and Dark Hearts starring Lucas Till and Kyle Schmid. In 2018, Schapiro produced Maybe I’m Fine, starring Rob Mayes and Danielle Alonzo as well as the soon to be released documentary, John Pinette: You Go Now.