Red Arrow hires Scott Free exec for scripted strategy

Red Arrow Studios International (RASI) has appointed Scott Free’s Carlo Dusi to the newly created position of EVP of commercial strategy for scripted.

Based in London, Dusi will be responsible for leading all commercial strategy for RASI’s scripted production and co-production projects.

Dusi will work with the company’s creative, acquisitions, finance and legal teams, and build relationships with third party production companies to package, co-finance and co-produce for the international market.

The new exec will report to Henrik Pabst, president of RASI.

Dusi is the former head of business and commercial affairs at Ridley Scott’s production banner Scott Free Films in the UK.

During his time with Scott Free, Dusi executive produced Emmy-nominated and Bafta-winning TV hit Taboo starring Tom Hardy, with primary responsibility over its financing and international exploitation, among other popular titles.

Pabst said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Carlo to our team during a time of significant growth for Red Arrow Studios International.

“He brings an outstanding track record in managing commercial strategy and negotiations for international scripted projects, and we’re confident that his passion, expertise and multi-faceted skillset will be a fantastic asset as we continue to build our scripted slate.”

Scott Free Films founder Ridley Scott said: “Over the past six years, Carlo has made a fantastic contribution to the growth of the Scott Free London business, and we wish him the very best in his new role. The Scott Free team and I look forward to finding new opportunities to work with him and the Red Arrow team in the near future.”

Meanwhile, Scott Free Films has announced that it has appointed Margaret Parvin as head of legal.

Margaret’s clients at media law firms Davenport Lyons and Wiggin LLP have included Fox, Marvel, Miramax Films, Number 9 and the Weinstein Company, as well as HBO on their flagship series Game of Thrones.

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