Larry Shapiro co-heads the Games Division of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), a literary and talent agency based in Beverly Hills, CA . At CAA, Shapiro works helping the agency’s artists create entertainment franchises that intersect the game industry. Some of Shapiro’s clients at CAA include Will Wright, Valve Software and Xbox. Recently, Shapiro has brokered movie deals for Doom and Halo two of the biggest games in the industry.
Before joining CAA, Shapiro worked as Vice President and General Manager of Stromlo Entertainment, an EA Affiliate computer games company in Melbourne, . Prior to, he worked as Executive Producer of New Media at Palomar Pictures, where he was credited with establishing their new media division and was responsible for its business and development. While at Palomar, Shapiro worked with Electronic Arts helping them bring Hollywood production values to some of their top franchises including Soviet Strike, Nuclear Strike and Road Rash 3d.
A graduate of Tisch School of the Arts, Shapiro went on to produce over 100 music videos and commercials for Propaganda Films. In television, Larry was a producer on the hit Nickelodeon series “Salute Your Shorts.” Shapiro also produced Zoo TV for MTV and U2. Teaming up with Record Producer turned Director Don Was and received an Emmy nomination for producing the film “Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” which was also named one of the top ten programs of 1995 by Time Magazine. The team also received a Grammy nomination for the short film “Forever’s a Long Time,” produced as part of a series for Executive Producer Francis Ford Coppola.