Carmen Knox Bio
With eight years’ international experience as a producer and former scripted development executive, Carmen Knox brings a unique marriage of business acumen and creative instincts to her work.
Carmen is co-founder of the In Dreams Fellowship, a joint creative venture with Los Angeles-based producer Melissa Azizi designed to connect unrepresented Australian screenwriters to Hollywood industry practitioners. Launched in 2019, the Fellowship is sponsored by Final Draft and boasts a panel of Hollywood industry judges from prestigious screen companies such as Ron Howard & Brian Grazier’s Imagine Entertainment, Greg Silverman’s Stampede, Verve Talent and Literary Agency, Abrams Artists Agency and Gunpowder & Sky.
Carmen was based in Los Angeles until 2019, where she helped launch and build independent digital television studio Insurrection Media. As employee No. 2, Carmen drove the growth and success of the studio’s scripted video programming by managing all aspects of development while serving eventually as Chief of Staff. Through the company’s strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers, Carmen sourced, developed and helped package book adaptation TINY PRETTY THINGS, an hour-long drama series that garnered a 10-episode order from Netflix (premiering 2020). She also identified the book IP and managed development for the studio’s first commission: murder mystery soap THE DEAD GIRLS DETECTIVE AGENCY for Snapchat (via NBC/Indigo as a flagship series) which garnered 14.1 million unique views in its first month premiere. Carmen first made her foray into the realm of U.S. production as a freelance producer in New York in 2013, assisting global talent such as renowned Indian-Canadian-British director and photographer Indrani Pal Chaudhuri on short film projects.
Carmen found her beginnings in film at age 19 when she won the TAC-sponsored ‘Make A Film Make A Difference: Young Filmmakers’ Competition. With no formal filmmaking education or experience behind her, Carmen wrote the winning script INSIGNIA and was commissioned to produce and direct the short-film content for theatrical screening, which achieved 20k views on YouTube and was distributed nation-wide and ultimately shortlisted for the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Marrakesh Global Road Safety Film Competition.
Carmen received her Bachelor of Arts and Business from Monash University in Melbourne with a double major in Japanese Language and Management. She has also worked in wealth management and business development roles for the ANZ bank.
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