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Lawrence Kasanoff

Renowned Filmmaker, Founder of Lightstorm Entertainment with James Cameron & Threshold Entertainment

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Lawrence Kasanoff Biography

Lawrence Kasanoff is a key figure in the film industry and a booking opportunity not to be missed. The CEO of Threshold Entertainment is credited with over 250 films, including such Box Office hits as ‘Mortal Kombat’ which debuted at over $23 million in revenue. Involved in 19 productions of 'Mortal Kombat', the latest release grossed over $483 million. Kasanoff's additional credits include the Academy Award-winning 'Platoon', directed by Oliver Stone featuring Charlie Sheen and William Defoe.

As a speaker, Kasanoff is ideal for corporate events, expos and conferences, where he discusses the details of his incredible career. Renowned for his technological innovations, he takes audiences on a journey from idea conception through to creation. Kasanoff has several ""worlds firsts"" to his name, so can also supply the problem-solving and experimentation skills needed to break boundaries in your industry.

Specialising in workplace culture, management and futurism, Kasanoff’s speaking topics equip your team with vital business skills, like leadership. He caters his speeches to your organisation’s needs, speaking directly to your audience Kasanoff teaches audiences how to target specific audiences. An authority on future trends, his predictions can prepare your company for the 'next big thing'. Additionally, as the Executive Producer on 'Dirty Dancing', 'True Lies', 'Terminator', 'Spiderman', 'Mortal Kombat' and 'The Lego Movie', his star-studded anecdotes translate the ""magic of the movies"" to business.

A true visionary, Kasanoff has pushed the boundaries of technology throughout his career. Examples of such innovation include: ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ featured morphing for the first time in cinema, ‘Mortal Kombat’ was the first film based on a video game and ‘Bobbleheads: The Movie’, is a 2021 release that featured CGI rendered in GPU in Asure Cloud, the first of its kind. As an innovation speaker, he presents the power of technology-driven solutions, essential for industry disruption. This topic is incredibly popular at corporate events, where Lawrence instils creativity and resilience in your workplace.

No stranger to launching successful organisations, this profound speaker supplies leading entrepreneurial advice at events. Turn your business aspirations into a reality, with Kasanoff's unique insight into technological innovations and leadership. Ideal for in-person and online events, this groundbreaking keynote speaker has presented for such brands as IBM, a testament to his industry reputation. Kasanoff opens your audience's eyes to their creative potential, using his inspiring anecdotes and strategies for lateral thinking to transform your workplace.

A celebrated Hollywood Producer, Kasanoff co-founded Lightstorm Entertainment with James Cameron. He later founded Threshold Entertainment, where he is now the CEO. Since 1987, when Kasanoff was an Executive Producer on Party Camp, he has raised billions of dollars for the film industry, funding some of the biggest films in history. As a speaker, he reveals the process of building Academy award-winning companies, teaching corporate audiences how to lead their own industries with an innovative vision. A business expert, Kasanoff will transform your workplace's culture, leading to increased innovation and improved performance for both office-based and remote employees.

Following his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, Kasanoff attended The Wharton School where he became the first MBA graduate to perform a play for their dissertation. Kasanoff continued such success in the music industry, where he earned several Gold and Platinum Records with the likes of Guns ‘N’ Roses and Pink Floyd. He is also the founder and chairman of Blackbelt TV, a martial arts sports and entertainment television channel, indicating Kasanoff's diverse talent and suitability for a range of event themes.

Speaking Topics
  • A Touch of Madness

    How Eccentricity Helps Innovation

  • Be Still and Know

    Motivation for Ideas

  • All the Great Scoundrels

    Lessons in Unlikely Places

  • Globalization

    Produce for the World • The future of entertainment, and all commerce, is the world market, opened to all via technology. How to adapt your product to the global marketplace, again using movies and the entertainment industry as colourful examples.

  • Creativity and Innovation

    Story Drives Technology • Using stories from the making of over 250 films, from Dirty Dancing to Mortal Kombat to Academy Award Winner Platoon, Mr Kasanoff shows how to be creative to foster innovation and technology. Kasanoff has been involved in many ‘firsts’ in the entertainment industry, including first morphing in a movie (T2); first hit US movie in China (True Lies); first million-selling VHS (Making Michael Jackson’s Thriller) and more. His themes apply to any industry.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Lawrence Kasanoff?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lawrence Kasanoff for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lawrence Kasanoff, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lawrence Kasanoff or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Lawrence Kasanoff?

    Booking fees for Lawrence Kasanoff, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lawrence Kasanoff, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Lawrence Kasanoff?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lawrence Kasanoff for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lawrence Kasanoff for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lawrence Kasanoff or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lawrence Kasanoff or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Renowned Filmmaker, Founder of Lightstorm Entertainment with James Cameron & Threshold Entertainment

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Lawrence Kasanoff Biography

Lawrence Kasanoff is a key figure in the film industry and a booking opportunity not to be missed. The CEO of Threshold Entertainment is credited with over 250 films, including such Box Office hits as ‘Mortal Kombat’ which debuted at over $23 million in revenue. Involved in 19 productions of 'Mortal Kombat', the latest release grossed over $483 million. Kasanoff's additional credits include the Academy Award-winning 'Platoon', directed by Oliver Stone featuring Charlie Sheen and William Defoe.

As a speaker, Kasanoff is ideal for corporate events, expos and conferences, where he discusses the details of his incredible career. Renowned for his technological innovations, he takes audiences on a journey from idea conception through to creation. Kasanoff has several ""worlds firsts"" to his name, so can also supply the problem-solving and experimentation skills needed to break boundaries in your industry.

Specialising in workplace culture, management and futurism, Kasanoff’s speaking topics equip your team with vital business skills, like leadership. He caters his speeches to your organisation’s needs, speaking directly to your audience Kasanoff teaches audiences how to target specific audiences. An authority on future trends, his predictions can prepare your company for the 'next big thing'. Additionally, as the Executive Producer on 'Dirty Dancing', 'True Lies', 'Terminator', 'Spiderman', 'Mortal Kombat' and 'The Lego Movie', his star-studded anecdotes translate the ""magic of the movies"" to business.

A true visionary, Kasanoff has pushed the boundaries of technology throughout his career. Examples of such innovation include: ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ featured morphing for the first time in cinema, ‘Mortal Kombat’ was the first film based on a video game and ‘Bobbleheads: The Movie’, is a 2021 release that featured CGI rendered in GPU in Asure Cloud, the first of its kind. As an innovation speaker, he presents the power of technology-driven solutions, essential for industry disruption. This topic is incredibly popular at corporate events, where Lawrence instils creativity and resilience in your workplace.

No stranger to launching successful organisations, this profound speaker supplies leading entrepreneurial advice at events. Turn your business aspirations into a reality, with Kasanoff's unique insight into technological innovations and leadership. Ideal for in-person and online events, this groundbreaking keynote speaker has presented for such brands as IBM, a testament to his industry reputation. Kasanoff opens your audience's eyes to their creative potential, using his inspiring anecdotes and strategies for lateral thinking to transform your workplace.

A celebrated Hollywood Producer, Kasanoff co-founded Lightstorm Entertainment with James Cameron. He later founded Threshold Entertainment, where he is now the CEO. Since 1987, when Kasanoff was an Executive Producer on Party Camp, he has raised billions of dollars for the film industry, funding some of the biggest films in history. As a speaker, he reveals the process of building Academy award-winning companies, teaching corporate audiences how to lead their own industries with an innovative vision. A business expert, Kasanoff will transform your workplace's culture, leading to increased innovation and improved performance for both office-based and remote employees.

Following his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, Kasanoff attended The Wharton School where he became the first MBA graduate to perform a play for their dissertation. Kasanoff continued such success in the music industry, where he earned several Gold and Platinum Records with the likes of Guns ‘N’ Roses and Pink Floyd. He is also the founder and chairman of Blackbelt TV, a martial arts sports and entertainment television channel, indicating Kasanoff's diverse talent and suitability for a range of event themes.

Lawrence Kasanoff Speaking Topics

  • A Touch of Madness

    How Eccentricity Helps Innovation

  • Be Still and Know

    Motivation for Ideas

  • All the Great Scoundrels

    Lessons in Unlikely Places

  • Globalization

    Produce for the World • The future of entertainment, and all commerce, is the world market, opened to all via technology. How to adapt your product to the global marketplace, again using movies and the entertainment industry as colourful examples.

  • Creativity and Innovation

    Story Drives Technology • Using stories from the making of over 250 films, from Dirty Dancing to Mortal Kombat to Academy Award Winner Platoon, Mr Kasanoff shows how to be creative to foster innovation and technology. Kasanoff has been involved in many ‘firsts’ in the entertainment industry, including first morphing in a movie (T2); first hit US movie in China (True Lies); first million-selling VHS (Making Michael Jackson’s Thriller) and more. His themes apply to any industry.

Lawrence Kasanoff Videos

  • New Line TV/Lawrence Kasanoff/Threshold Entertainment Prods ...
    May 20, 2022 ... New Line TV/Lawrence Kasanoff/Threshold Entertainment Prods/Warner Bros. Television (1998) #2 ... The content shown in this video is...
  • What's the Next Big Thing in Film? | Hollywood Producer Reveals All...
  • Hollywood Producer Talks Risk in Business | Exclusive Q&A With ...

FAQs on booking Lawrence Kasanoff

  • How to book Lawrence Kasanoff?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lawrence Kasanoff for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lawrence Kasanoff, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lawrence Kasanoff or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lawrence Kasanoff?

    Booking fees for Lawrence Kasanoff, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lawrence Kasanoff, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lawrence Kasanoff?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lawrence Kasanoff for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lawrence Kasanoff for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lawrence Kasanoff or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lawrence Kasanoff or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lawrence Kasanoff is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as A Touch of Madness, Be Still and Know, All the Great Scoundrels, Globalization and Creativity and Innovation. The estimated speaking fee range to book Lawrence Kasanoff for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Lawrence Kasanoff generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sharon Calahan, Glen Keane, Josh Cooley, Andrew Stanton and Rachel Morrison. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lawrence Kasanoff for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Lawrence Kasanoff Speaking Topics

  • A Touch of Madness

    How Eccentricity Helps Innovation

  • Be Still and Know

    Motivation for Ideas

  • All the Great Scoundrels

    Lessons in Unlikely Places

  • Globalization

    Produce for the World • The future of entertainment, and all commerce, is the world market, opened to all via technology. How to adapt your product to the global marketplace, again using movies and the entertainment industry as colourful examples.

  • Creativity and Innovation

    Story Drives Technology • Using stories from the making of over 250 films, from Dirty Dancing to Mortal Kombat to Academy Award Winner Platoon, Mr Kasanoff shows how to be creative to foster innovation and technology. Kasanoff has been involved in many ‘firsts’ in the entertainment industry, including first morphing in a movie (T2); first hit US movie in China (True Lies); first million-selling VHS (Making Michael Jackson’s Thriller) and more. His themes apply to any industry.

Lawrence Kasanoff Speaker Videos

  • New Line TV/Lawrence Kasanoff/Threshold Entertainment Prods ...
    May 20, 2022 ... New Line TV/Lawrence Kasanoff/Threshold Entertainment Prods/Warner Bros. Television (1998) #2 ... The content shown in this video is not owned by ...
    What's the Next Big Thing in Film? | Hollywood Producer Reveals All ...
  • Hollywood Producer Talks Risk in Business | Exclusive Q&A With ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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