MEET THE FOUNDERS

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Melissa Azizi

Producer
Sparkwood Films

Melissa is passionate about cinema. Since 2012, Melissa has worked closely with Gail Mutrux at Pretty Pictures where the company produced NEWS OF THE WORLD, THE DANISH GIRL, SHOW ME A HERO mini-series (for HBO) and iBOY (Netflix Original).

Before this, Melissa produced short films in Sydney that have screened in over 100 film festivals worldwide. Melissa received a Bachelor of Arts Hons I from University of Sydney followed by a Masters in Media Arts and Production from University of Technology, Sydney and studied UCLA's Professional Producing Program. Melissa is Australian and splits her time between Sydney and Los Angeles.

Photo by Elise Holowicki.

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Carmen Knox

Manager/Producer
CK Artists

Carmen has worked in the entertainment industry as a literary manager, producer and development executive for the past eight years. As a manager, Carmen represents film and television writers and directors from Australia, Canada and the United States. Previously, Carmen was based in Los Angeles where she helped launch and build independent television studio Insurrection Media. During her time as a development executive, Carmen managed an extensive slate of series for streaming and premium cable platforms.