As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Threshold Entertainment Group, Lawrence Kasanoff produces movies, animated movies, and Location-Based Entertainment (LBE) largely based on some of the world’s biggest brands, including SPIDER-MAN, MORTAL KOMBAT, JUSTICE LEAGUE, LEGO, STAR TREK, and STAR WARS.
He also produced BOBBLEHEADS: THE MOVIE, starring international singer and Academy-Award-winning CHER as BOBBLEHEAD CHER, in her first ever feature animated role.
Larry Kasanoff 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 JUDGMENT DAY.
He produced two movies with Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow.
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.
Kasanoff is also the founder and chairman of Blackbelt TV, a worldwide martial arts sports and entertainment linear television channel, now morphing into a worldwide martial arts SVOD.
BLACKBELT TV is an SVOD service that targets 18-34-year-old guys in Emerging Markets via a proprietary MICROSOFT deal which allows the same delivery cost to consumers anywhere in the world. It's Martial Arts content appeals worldwide and universally to the target audience.
Kasanoff holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a BA from Cornell University. He is an avid photographer, animal lover, and traveler.