Laura Knight, Producer

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 1:30pm

Art and Business of Film Speakers Series presents


Laura Knight, Producer

Prior to producing Bar Karma, Laura Knight finished filming the upcoming feature film, Fugly. Written by and starring her producing partner, John Leguizamo, Fugly is an anti-romantic comedy about a New York comedian struggling to make the right choices in pursuit of love and happiness. Previously, Laura Knight worked as a Development Executive in the feature animation division at Starz (formally IDT) developing a slate of family fare, as well as, spearheaded the development of their specialty division. A graduate of the University of Southern California's film program, Laura began her career in the talent division at ICM and over the years, has produced short films, commercials, and features for Gener8Xion Entertainment, Carsey-Werner, and HBO among others. Her first independent feature was the film Room 314 by writer/director/actor, Michael Knowles. She also produced the short film Argou, a joint collaboration of writer/director Michael Knowles and Jordan Bayne. She went on to produce The Babysitters starring John Leguizamo and Cynthia Nixon which premiered at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival and opened in theaters May, 2008. Outside of Rebel Films, Laura recently completed a rewrite on an action-adventure film set up at Lakeshore Entertainment and is working on her next screenplay with husband, writer D. Gatling Price. They are currently developing several independent projects, as well as consulting for many NY based production companies including James Patterson Entertainment, World Wide Biggies and Curious Pictures.

 

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