Larry Jackson began his long career in cinema developing the world-renowned Orson Welles Cinema Complex in Cambridge, MA, where his innovative approach to marketing helped launch many successful films and careers, like Jamaica’s The Harder They Come. He began filmmaking as production manager for Orson Welles with whom he worked on projects for stage and screen for years, before producing and distributing his own first feature, Bugs Bunny Superstar.
Larry’s innovative marketing led to guiding marketing and distribution for films outside studio formulas, such as Hal Ashby’s Being There and Richard Rush’s The Stuntman. In 1980, Robert Redford invited him to join in the creation and development of the Sundance Institute, where he was an advisor for many years.
Later, Larry was the Senior Executive in charge of production for The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Orion Pictures and Miramax Films and oversaw production of independent films in the US and Europe, as varied as Mystic Pizza, A Prayer For The Dying, Silence Of The Lambs, The Hot Spot, and many others.
Through his own consulting and producing arm, Persistence Of Vision, Larry now advises filmmakers, distributors, investors, festivals, studios, film commissions, and universities on marketing, distribution, production, and new business models. He has had clients in the US, UK, New Zealand, France, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, and beyond.