Larry Bass is the founder of Shinawil in Dublin.
Larry Bass has a really interesting career in Irish TV and is responsible for producing some of the biggest TV hit shows in Ireland ever. Conor speaks to Larry about his career which kicked off when he was 13.
We talk about TV industry, TV show formats and what is coming next.
One interesting insight was that it was Larry who introduced Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell to TV talent shows many years ago.
Set up in 1999 specialising in entertainment, factual entertainment, live event programming and now scripted drama, Screentime ShinAwiL is one of the largest and most successful independent production companies in Ireland. In 2009 ShinAwiL opened its first UK office and 2012 saw its first BBC NI commission, Undercover NI.
ShinAwiL is the production powerhouse behind some of Ireland’s biggest entertainment series’ including The Apprentice, Dragons’ Den, MasterChef Ireland and most recently The Voice of Ireland.