Lawrence Steven Meyers, the veteran sales agent and producer who set up Meyers Media Group, has died in London. He was 67.
Meyers was a recognizable figure in the film world on both sides of the pond.
He was born in Mount Vernon, New York in 1956 and spent his early years growing up in Spring Valley before going to the University of Florida, where he majored in Communications and Public Relations.
He joined JAD Films, an international sales company founded by his uncle, Bobby Meyers, and within a few years he was recruited by mini-major New World Pictures to head up the international sales division, becoming the youngest person to hold the post.
Exec roles at Trilogy, Morgan Creek Entertainment and Media 8 followed, along with a 10-year stint at Lorimar Motion Pictures.
After decades in international sales, where he worked alongside filmmakers and was ever present at festivals and film markets, he founded Meyers Media Group in 2011, becoming far more involved in productions including Giles Borg feature Lead Heads starring Rupert Everett, Derek Jacobi and Tom Felton.
He relocated from LA back to London in 2021 to concentrate on an extensive film development slate. His colleagues associated with Meyers Media Group, Randy Dannenberg and John Evangelides, will move several titles, notably Shia LaBeouf-starrer Mace, into production during 2024.