Attorney Jerry Longarzo, co-founder and managing companion of Longarzo Vance Klevan LLP, has died on the age of 58.
The leisure lawyer and Grammy winner handed away in Los Angeles on January 10 after a virtually year-long battle towards pancreatic most cancers. The Georgetown grad is survived by his spouse of 23 years, Diana, his three sons, his mother and father, sisters, nieces, nephews and grand nephews and nieces.
“Jerry was a force,” LVK Partner, Christian Vance mentioned right this moment of Longarzo.
“He brought an energy and enthusiasm to everything he did… both personally and professionally,” the lawyer continued. “He left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry and this firm. The team that he built here is committed to Jerry’s client-centric philosophy,” Vance additionally famous. “The firm remains committed to continue executing on Jerry’s vision, ensuring his legacy lives on.”
After a nine-year stint as a TV Business Affairs SVP on the Walt Disney Company, Longarzo grew to become an EVP at Newscorp in 2006. In that function he oversaw enterprise affairs, authorized affairs, scripted and unscripted manufacturing and enterprise improvement departments for Fox Television Studios, with a deal with 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.
As effectively as representing his purchasers authorized pursuits, Longarzo took on producing duties too. Most noticeably as one of many govt producers of HBO’s 2017 restricted sequence The Defiant Ones with Dr. Dre and James Iovine. The Allen Hughes directed undertaking took house the 2018 Grammy for Best Music Film, with Longarzo onstage at Madison Square Garden with fellow EPs Hughes, Gene Kirkwood and extra to simply accept the award – as you’ll be able to see here.
More lately, the extensively revered Longarzo helped negotiated Di Novi Pictures first look pact with Amazon Studio in September 2021. As effectively Longarzo labored on securing as Meaghan Roth and Jack Cutmore-Scott’s starring and producing roles on comedy sequence Wouldn’t It Be Nice with CBS, as Deadline revealed final month.
A Celebration of Life for Longarzo is about for January 28, 2022. The household has advised Deadline that in lieu of flowers, donations could also be made to Cedars-Sinai Cancer heart, with a designation to Pancreatic Cancer or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network,