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For a decade, Melissa worked closely with critically acclaimed US Producer, Gail Mutrux to help produce Academy-Award winning THE DANISH GIRL, the Golden Globe winning SHOW ME A HERO mini-series (for HBO), iBOY (UK’s first Netflix Original) and most recently, NEWS OF THE WORLD, starring Tom Hanks She has a knack for finding great IP, having sourced the Mick Herron SLOW HORSES crime book-series which is being produced for Apple TV+, as well as LIFE IN A FISHBOWL by Len Vlahos which is being developed for Amazon.
Before this, Melissa produced short films in Australia through Screen NSW’s Young Filmmakers Fund, Metro Screen and the Australian Cultural Fund, and which have screened in over 100 film festivals worldwide.
Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts Hons I (Performance Studies and Art History & Theory) at The University of Sydney followed by a Masters in Media Arts and Production at The University of Technology, Sydney. At both universities, she was presented awards for her directing work. She also graduated from UCLA’s Professional Producing Program.
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Carmen Knox has a decade of international experience as a producer and former scripted development executive. Currently a Melbourne-based screen consultant, Carmen specialises in scripted series development.
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, assisted development and helped package book adaptation TINY PRETTY THINGS, an hour-long drama series that achieved a 10-episode order from Netflix. 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, assisting global talent such as renowned Indian-Canadian-British director and photographer Indrani Pal Chaudhuri on short film projects.