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Faith-Based ‘The Ether – Vero Rising’ Set as Movie (Exclusive)

Faith-Based ‘The Ether – Vero Rising’ Set as Movie (Exclusive)
Hollywood veteran Larry A. Thompson is developing a movie version of recently published faith-based novel “The Ether — Vero Rising.”

Thompson is looking to go into production before the end of the year on “The Ether” as a possible franchise starter. He’s beginning to hold meetings with actors and directors.

The book, the first in a series of three novels by Laurice Elehwany Molinari, centers on a 12-year-old boy who — while living a seemingly ordinary life — discovers his true identity as a guardian angel. He begins his training under archangels and battle the forces of Evil in the Ether, the spiritual realm that surrounds the earth, while still living in suburbia.

Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan, which is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, published the book last month.

Thompson’s a longtime manager and producer on such TV biopics as “Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter,” “And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story,
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Successful Managers Avoid Limelight, Let Clients Take Center Stage

Successful Managers Avoid Limelight, Let Clients Take Center Stage
Talent Managers Assn. lifetime achievement honoree Larry Thompson has worn a plethora of different hats over a four-decade career in show business. Though best known as a talent manager, with longterm clients including William Shatner, Joan Rivers and Drew Barrymore — not to mention Richard Pryor, Merle Haggard, Tatum O’Neal, Jason Bateman, Shannon Doherty and hundreds of others — he’s also served stints as a TV and film producer, an author, an entertainment attorney, a record label counsel, and a motivational speaker.

There is one title he thoroughly rejects: brand manager.

“Managers were originally called personal managers,” Thompson relates. “Then they were just managers. Then Madison Ave. came along with brands, and suddenly we started calling ourselves brand managers, like the talent was a brand. While I understand that — if anyone understands that it should be me, since Shatner and Rivers certainly are brands — I try not to fall into
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