Jerry Longarzo, an leisure lawyer and Grammy winner who co-founded and was managing associate of Longarzo Vance Klevan LLP, died January 11 in Los Angeles after an almost year-long struggle in opposition to pancreatic most cancers. He was 58.
“Jerry was a power,” LVK Associate, Christian Vance mentioned at this time of Longarzo.
“He introduced an power and enthusiasm to the whole lot he did… each personally and professionally,” the lawyer continued. “He left an indelible mark on the leisure business and this agency. The crew that he constructed right here is dedicated to Jerry’s client-centric philosophy,” Vance additionally famous. “The agency stays dedicated to proceed executing on Jerry’s imaginative and prescient, guaranteeing his legacy lives on.”
After a nine-year stint as a TV Enterprise Affairs SVP on the Walt Disney Firm, Georgetown grad Longarzo grew to become an EVP at Newscorp in 2006. In that position he oversaw enterprise affairs, authorized affairs, scripted and unscripted manufacturing and enterprise growth departments for Fox Tv Studios, with a give attention to cable content material. CEO of writer and occasion organizer JLD Media since 2011, Longarzo joined up with Keith Klevan in 2012 to kind their boutique agency. Vance joined the duo in 2014.
In addition to representing his purchasers authorized pursuits, Longarzo took on producing duties too. Most noticeably as one of many government producers of HBO’s 2017 restricted collection The Defiant Ones with Dr. Dre and James Iovine. The Allen Hughes directed mission took residence the 2018 Grammy for Finest Music Movie, with Longarzo onstage at Madison Sq. Backyard with fellow EPs Hughes, Gene Kirkwood and extra to just accept the award – as you possibly can see right here.
Extra lately, the broadly revered Longarzo helped negotiated Di Novi Photos first look pact with Amazon Studio in September 2021. As nicely Longarzo labored on securing as Meaghan Rath and Jack Cutmore-Scott’s starring and producing roles on comedy collection Wouldn’t It Be Good with CBS, as Deadline revealed final month.
Longarzo is survived by his spouse of 23 years, Diana; his three sons; and his mother and father, sisters, nieces, nephews and grand nephews and nieces.
A Celebration of Life for Longarzo is ready for January 28. The household has instructed Deadline that in lieu of flowers, donations could also be made to Cedars-Sinai Most cancers Heart, with a designation to pancreatic most cancers or Pancreatic Most cancers Motion Community.