Larry Lantz

Larry Lantz, president and co-owner of Buzzy’s Recording, died Sept. 2 in Los Angeles of complications from diabetes. He was 46.

Following his graduation from Long Beach State U. with a degree in radio and telecommunications, Lantz joined Newjack Studios, where he held various positions, including that of a production assistant for the Firesign Theater album in the late 1970s. Later he moved to Kaleidoscope, a company specializing in movie trailers.

In 1981, Lantz joined the staff of Buzzy’s Recording, editing and mixing voiceover projects for commercials, feature films, television, radio and the Internet. Clients have included Paramount, Fox Sports, PBS, Discovery and History channels, Nokia and Pepsi.

Following the death of the original studio owner, John “Buzzy” Britt in 1985, Lantz was promoted to studio manager. In September 1990, he became president and co-owner of the company.

Lantz also was one of the founders of Adville USA, Buzzy’s Recording’s creative department, which provides services in writing, casting and production for such clients as Levis, Gallo, Listen.com, AT&T, CBS, Disney and Phillips Alaska.

He is survived by his wife and stepson.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions in his memory be made to the American Diabetes Assn., at 6300 Wiltshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Attn. Maria Vasquez, or call (323) 966-2890.

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