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Lawrence Tanz


As a digital entertainment veteran, Mr. Lawrence Tanz brings more than 15 years of strategy and operating experience in media, entertainment and technology.  Mr. Tanz also has extensive expertise in producing, developing and financing successful film, television, and new media projects including documentary feature films Running the Sahara and First Descent for Universal Pictures and the Emmy-nominated TV series Project Greenlight for HBO and Bravo. In December 2009, he was appointed President of Vuguru, the leading independent studio developing and financing scripted content for emerging and traditional platforms founded by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company. Under Mr. Tanz’s direction, Vuguru has developed and financed a slate of over 20 titles, with global multiplatform distribution partnerships in place. Mr. Eisner announced Mr. Tanz’s promotion to CEO in 2012.  Before joining Vuguru, Mr. Tanz served as President and co-founder of Agility Studios, a boutique multiplatform studio that develops and finances intellectual-property based businesses. Paramount Digital Entertainment has distributed globally the three-season Agility Studios’ multiplatform franchise The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.  Prior to Agility, Mr. Tanz served as CEO and President of LivePlanet, a multiplatform production company founded by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Sean Bailey and Chris Moore. At LivePlanet Mr. Tanz oversaw development and production of numerous projects and negotiated high-profile deals with top studios including Universal, Miramax, ABC, NBC, MTV, E! and Spike TV.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, September 10

2:00pm PDT