LOS ANGELES, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Talent agent Larry Williams, Jr., president of Williams Talent Agency, LLC, will serve on the panel of judges at the upcoming Uplifting Minds II Entertainment Conference’s national talent competition showcase. The showcase will be hosted by KDAY 93.5 The Beat and will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall 501. Admission the competition in vocals, songwriting and dance is free and open to the public.
Williams’ agency, aside from talent representation, offers television packaging where they have sold to MTV “Making the Millionaire” hosted by rapper Chamillionaire (They See Me Rollin’) and an ecologically conscious show "Invisible Influences” to Discovery Channel. The Williams Talent Agency also works with Def Comedy Jam’s V.P. of Talent – Bob Summer.
Larry was born into the entertainment business being the son of a world class saxophonist – Larry Williams, Sr. He had an acting career by the age of seven. By seventeen he had a long list of credits to his name, which include s 4 5 television appearances that include “John Trapper, MD,” “The Jefferson’s,” "Webster,” "Hunter," “The Steve Harvey Show,” “and "Girl Friends.”
Williams received a BA degree in Communications from the University of San Diego on a baseball scholarship. He worked at the William Morris Agency and at Erving Wonder Manager which handled the careers of Eve, Angie Stone, Floetry, JadaKiss, and Idris Alba.
Larry Williams, Jr. took his entertainment industry and work experiences and his education and started the Williams Talent Agency. Clients include Irene Cara, Latoya London, Joe Torry, Zane “Lil’ Zane” Copeland, Warren G, Curtis “Spider” Williams, Murphy Lee, Joe Claire and Young Berg.
Other judges include radio personality and media mogul Lee Bailey (EURweb.com/RadioScope); Richard Jefferson Esq. (Fagerholm & Jefferson); award winning Jazz guitarist and label owner Vernon Neilly (www.Boosweet.com); artist manager Charles Belk (Charles Belk management); TV Producer Chris Denson (Chris D. Productions); comedian/actress Annie McKnight (Comic View/Heroes), rapper/actor Allen "Poc Dawon" Maldonado (Live Free Die Hard/The Shield), and celebrity fitness trainer Sam Bell (Sam Bell Body).
Competitors with top scores in each category will receive the ULMII Award; an image make-over from New York image consultant Angelo Ellerbee (Mary J Blige); 30 days air-play on Internet radio station Hit Center, courtesy of Tryon Moore; free legal session with Burbank entertainment attorney Richard Jefferson; free voice lesson from New Jersey vocal coach Nadiyah Kareem (Superstar Entertainment); appearance on Platinum Plus TV (Comcast – ATL/Bmore), free consultation on starting your own Internet record label by Founder and CEO of Boosweet Records Vernon Neilly; free music track from Vulcha artist VIP (Dust Dem AFF Entertainment), and a free session with entertainment psychologist Dr. Jamie Ballard.
The entertainment seminars “entertainment law tips” by attorney Richard Jefferson; “artist branding yourself” by Charles Belk; “getting songs on TV” by producer Chris Denson; “the Internet record label” by record label owner Vernon Neilly, and “PR/media and promotion strategies” by columnist and PR/promotions consultant Eunice Moseley (Freelance Associates), will be held the same day from 1 – 5 p.m. West Hall 501 (small fee is required). –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers