Larry Frenzel received a BA degree in Theater Arts, Motion Picture Production, from UCLA in 1971.
He began his film career working on educational and documentary films as a writer, photographer and cinematographer, and developing and writing theatrical feature screenplays. In 1972, he joined the story department of American International Pictures. In 1973, AIP awarded him a contract to develop and write a feature film project. Thereafter, Larry became a free-lance screenwriter. He developed original screenplays and rewrote screenplays for independent producers and production companies.
In 1975, Larry joined The Tonight Show staff at NBC, and entered law school. He obtained his JD degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1979. Since 1979, Larry has practiced law in Southern California, where he presently maintains his law firm, Frenzel Law Corporation, specializing in entertainment business, media and intellectual property law.
Larry serves as Chairman of the Board and an executive producer of Illustra Media, a non-profit organization, and its La Mirada Films division, which produce documentaries. His executive producer credits include THE PRIVILEGED PLANET, PROPHECIES OF THE PASSION, THE CASE FOR A CREATOR, THE CASE FOR CHRIST, THE CASE FOR FAITH and THE CAMBRIAN EXPLOSION (coming Fall 2009). He is also developing and writing original screenplays.
He is also developing and writing screenplays and producing feature films, including THE LIGHTKEEPERS with Richard Dreyfuss (coming 2010), through his production company, Birchwood Pictures, LLC, founded in 2009.