Lars Knudsen News

BWW Reviews: Applause for Actors Theatre's THE BOOK CLUB PLAY
by Herbert Paine - Jun 23, 2014

No doubt about it. The Book Club Play, written by Karen Zacarias and masterfully directed by Matthew Weiner, is an audience's delight and a tribute to the latter's commitment to socially relevant and provocative theatre. The ensemble is as good as it gets ~ a dream cast of dynamic and energetic actors who give fine definition to their roles. However, if there is a fault, it lies not in the stars but in the playwright whose message about culture and relationships gets diluted in this comedy of manners and cross-cutting themes. (more...)

12 YEARS A SLAVE Leads Gotham Film Award Nominations; Full List Announced
by Movies News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Steve McQueen's harrowing drama 12 YEARS A SLAVE led the nominations of the Gotham Independent Film Awards, announced this morning, Thursday, October 24th. (more...)

Tracy Letts and Kelly Reilly Join LOVE IS STRANGE Indie Film
by Movies News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts will join Ira Sachs's indie film LOVE IS STRANGE from Parts & Labor, alongside Kelly Reilly, Michael Gambon and Alfred Molina. Production is slated to begin in New York City this summer. (more...)

Cinedigm Acquires Rights to Shaul Schwarz's Documentary NARCO CULTURA
by Movies News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

Cinedigm has acquired North American distribution rights to Israeli photographer and filmmaker Shaul Schwarz's NARCO CULTURA, which world premiered last week at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in the Documentary Competition section. The film was produced by Parts & Labor's Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy and Ocean Size Pictures' Todd Hagopian; executive produced by Fred Warren and Robin Warren; and edited by Bryan Chang and Jay Arthur Sterrenberg. It will next screen at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival in the Panorama section. Cinedigm plans a theatrical release and awards qualifying run for the film in 2013. (more...)

Michael Gambon, Alfred Molina Sign on for Ira Sachs' LOVE IS STRANGE
by Movies News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

Parts & Labor announced today that Sir Michael Gambon and Alfred Molina will star in LOVE IS STRANGE, Independent Spirit Award Nominee Ira Sachs's newest feature. Production is slated to begin in New York City this summer. (more...)

THE MASTER Among Nominees for Gotham Independent Film Awards
by Movies News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers announced today the nominees for the Gotham Independent Film Awards™. (more...)

Ben Foster, Kirsten Dunst, Katherine Waterston Join Film Adaptation of Adam Rapp's RED LIGHT WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2012

According to Variety, Ben Foster will star in the upcoming film adaptation of Adam Rapp's play Red Light Winter, replacing the previously announced Mark Ruffalo. Foster will be joined by Kirsten Dunst and Katherine Waterston. (more...)

Sundance Institute Hosts Week of Creative Film Initiatives, 7/30-8/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2012

Sundance Institute today announced the participants for its annual Creative Producing Labs and Creative Producing Summit, both held in the same week at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. (more...)

Sundance Institute Hosts Week of Creative Film Initiatives, Now thru 8/5
by Movies News Desk - Jul 30, 2012

Sundance Institute previously announced the participants for its annual Creative Producing Labs and Creative Producing Summit, both held in the same week at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. (more...)

AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, Starring Rooney Mara, Begins Production
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

Evolution Independent, Lagniappe and Paradox Entertainment announce today that principal photography has begun on the new dramatic thriller AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, which was written and is being directed by David Lowery ("Pioneer") and stars Academy Award-nominees Rooney Mara ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") and Casey Affleck ("The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"), and multiple award-winner Ben Foster ("3:10 To Yuma"). The film tells the story of Bob Muldoon (Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Mara), two young outlaws who are brought down by the law in the hills of Texas. (more...)

Sundance Institute Hosts Week of Creative Film Initiatives, 7/30-8/5
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2012

Sundance Institute today announced the participants for its annual Creative Producing Labs and Creative Producing Summit, both held in the same week at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. (more...)

Michael K. Williams to Star in DIRTY WHITE BOY
by Movies News Desk - Mar 22, 2012

Parts & Labor's Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy - the producing duo behind Mike Mills' Oscar-winning film Beginners which won Christopher Plummer his first Academy Award last month - announced today that they are partnering with Todd Hagopian at Ocean Size Pictures, to produce DIRTY WHITE BOY. (more...)

NOW PLAYING: Festival Playhouse presents KOLD RADIO, WHITEFISH BAY - Thru 3/25
by Michael Mulhern - Mar 15, 2012

KOLD Radio is located in a corner of Carl and Lena's Place for Beer in a small Minnesota town near the Canadian border. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2012 Starry Spirit Awards Red Carpet - Zac Efron, Michelle WIlliams & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, held its annual honors yesterday, February 25, in Santa Monica. Hosted by Seth Rogan, the awards ceremony premiered later that night at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on IFC. Winners included Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams, the company of The Artist and more! CLICK HERE for a full winners list. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you onto the starry red carpet. (more...)

2012 Spirit Award Nominees Announced
by Movies News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Award nominees have been announced, and the complete list is as follows: (more...)

Lauren Ambrose, Michelle Williams, et al. Nominated for 2012 Independent Spirit Awards
by Movies News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees have just been announced. Check out the full list below: (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Gotham Independent Film Awards
by Movies News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, announced today the winners at the 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony in New York City's Cipriani Wall Street. (more...)

TREE OF LIFE, MARGIN CALL Nominated for 2011 Gotham Awards
by Movies News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers announced today the nominees for the Gotham Independent Film AwardsTM. Signaling the kick-off to the film awards season, IFP's Gotham Independent Film AwardsTM nominations were given to a total of 24 films across six competitive categories for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Breakthrough Director, Breakthrough Actor, Best Ensemble Performance, and Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near YouÒ. (more...)

Thure Lindhardt and Zachary Booth to Star in Ira Sachs' Keep The Lights On
by Movies News Desk - Aug 02, 2011

Keep the Light On Inc. announced today that Thure Lindhardt (Angels & Demons) and Zachary Booth (Todd Solondz's upcoming Dark Horse and 'Damages') will star in Ira Sachs' KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, a frank and emotional drama about two men in a decade-long relationship in New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Plummer, McGregor & More at BEGINNERS Screening in NYC
by Monica Simoes - May 25, 2011

BEGINNERS writer/director Mike Mills and his stars Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent, producers Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Miranda de Pencier, Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen attended a special screening of their Beginners film yesterday, May 24. Guests included Julianna Margulies, Samantha Mathis, Miranda July, Mike Diamond, Kate Spade, Justin Vivian Bond, Pam Ann, Tom Sachs, Cristina Martinez, Jon Spencer; Focus Features' James Schamus and Andrew Karpen and more. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the starry red carpet and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

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