Lawrence Meyers studied with Edwin Barlow at Horace Greeley High School, and thereafter graduated Cornell University with a B.A. in Chemistry and attended USC's School of Cinematic Arts. He has written 23 hours, and produced 60 hours, of TV programming including Picket Fences, The Pretender, Roar, When I Grow Up, The Outer Limits, Andromeda, The Net, and Crossing Jordan. He sold two feature film scripts, Superkids (with Stan Lee as producer), and 1001 Nights (with Toby Jaffe as producer).
Larry has written for finance websites The Motley Fool, SeekingAlpha and InvestorPlace, and his work appears at Yahoo! Finance, Google Finance, Zacks, and MSN Money. His investment articles have generated over 2 million unique page views.
He became the first journalist to cover the companies and stocks in the short-term consumer lending sector. In 2006, he co-founded a private equity venture that provided low-cost short-term loans to consumers and working-capital loans to other lenders.
Today, Larry is regarded as a national expert on alternative consumer finance. He consults for hedge funds and private equity via his Council Member status at Gerson Lehman Group, and as a member of Coleman Research Group's Executive Forum. His Op-Eds have appeared in over two dozen newspapers. He also brokers financing, strategic investments, and distressed asset purchases between private equity firms and businesses of all stripes.
His investigative journalism has provided clarity for policymakers, and the public, on fragrance chemistry, vaccine manufacturing, fisheries, statins, biofuel, tobacco taxation, siloxane D5, and a popular keratin hair-straightening treatment. He also pens articles on popular culture. The venues for these works are Breitbart.com and BloggerNews.net.
Larry's second book, Inside the TV Writer's Room: Practical Advice for Succeeding in Television has been praised by both established and aspiring writers for its unique insight into the creative process.