Based in London, Carlo Dusi leads all commercial strategy for Red Arrow Studios International’s scripted production and co-production projects, working with the company’s creative, acquisitions, finance and legal teams, and building relationships with third party production companies to package, co-finance and co-produce for the international market. In his role, Carlo has executive produced two seasons of Peacock/Global hit Departure (starring Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer) and two seasons of BBC/PBS hit Vienna Blood (starring Matthew Beard, Jürgen Meurer and Conleth Hill).
Carlo’s previous roles include Head of Business and Commercial Affairs for Ridley Scott’s production banner Scott Free Films in the UK, where he was responsible for the company’s business strategy and deal negotiations across its feature film and television slates, including executive producing Bafta-winning TV hit Taboo starring Tom Hardy, with primary responsibility over its financing and international exploitation.
Carlo was also an EP on Rowan Joffe’s thriller Before I Go To Sleep, Chris Smith’s comedy Get Santa, Sean Foley-directed comedy Mindhorn and James Kent’s drama The Aftermath for Fox Searchlight. Prior to Scott Free, Carlo also ran his own outfit Aria Films - an integrated film production, financing and consultancy company - and worked as Director of Business Development and Business Affairs for Pinewood-based production and financing company Random Harvest Pictures.
Rodrigo and Carlo will discuss the increasing importance of international partnerships in financing and producing Australian drama series.
Ready, Steady, Pitch! topic
Kinetic are looking for projects that can be packaged and sold in the US and international market, with a focus on relationship dramas, romantic comedies, crime and procedural, and multi-season period sagas.