CEO | ShinAwiL
In 1999 Larry established ShinAwiL Productions Ltd where he acted as Managing Director for 3 years, before forming a joint venture with Screentime Australia in 2003, and forming Screentime ShinAwiL. In 2015 Larry bought out Screentime from Banijay Group and ShinAwiL are now one of the largest independent production companies in Ireland. Larry is currently CEO of ShinAwiL. In 2009 Screentime ShinAwiL Ltd. opened its first UK office in Northern Ireland and 2012 saw its first BBC NI commission, Undercover NI.
Larry has Executive Produced the forthcoming PBS Masterpiece series Miss Scarlet & the Duke for LA Studio Element 8 and A&E International in 2019.
He has also Executive Produced the Irish versions of the multi-award winning series’, The Apprentice that won 2 Irish Film and Television Awards, Dragons’ Den, MasterChef Ireland, The Voice of Ireland and most recently hugely successful Dancing With The Stars also an IFTA winner. Other recent productions include Home of the Year, What are you Eating?, Meet the McDonagh’s and Tested on Humans.
The ShinAwiL development team is currently in development on original series’ for the Irish, UK and USA market, both scripted and non-scripted.
Previous credits include Popstars, You’re A Star, Charity You’re A Star, Test The Teachers, Charity Lords of the Ring, Fame The Musical and The Obesity Clinic.
In 2000, Larry was elected to the national Executive of Screen Producers Ireland (SPI), serving as deputy chairman from January 2003 to February 2004, and as Chairman from February 2004 to February 2005. He also was the Irish member of CEPI from 2003 to 2006.
Larry is an International Ambassador of the International Rose d’Or, an advisory board member of Screen Skills Ireland and Entertainment Masterclass. He has also sat on a jury for the International Emmys, BANFF, Rose d’Or and Real Screen Television Awards.
Larry has guest lectured at DIT Dublin, IADT Dublin, MipTV and MIPCOM, SPAA Australia and Entertainment Masterclass.
Larry served on the Board of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from 2010 to 2015 and on the Board of Screen Ireland from 2017 to 2020.
MIA | Drama Speaker 2020