LONDON. Scott Free London has hired Carlo Dusi as its new Head of Business and Commercial Affairs reporting to the company’s Head of Film and Television, Liza Marshall.

As a former film production and finance lawyer, Dusi will provide Scott Free London with experienced business affairs knowledge and will manage the company’s legal and contractual negotiation across its growing slate of film and TV projects. He will also take primary responsibility within the company for raising production finance.

With a strong background in UK and European film production, Dusi made his name with the launch of Aria Films in 2002 – an integrated film production, financing and consultancy outfit. He went on to produce or executive produce a number of feature films including Gareth Maxwell Roberts’ Kill Kill Faster Faster, Peter Greenaway’s Nightwatching, Sallie Aprahamian’s Broken Lines starring Paul Bettany and Olivia Williams, and Paul Morrison’s Little Ashes starring Twilight Saga star Robert Pattinson.

Scott Free London’s Head of Film and Television, Liza Marshall says – “We are very excited to have Carlo join our growing team. His experience and expertise is a welcome addition as we become increasingly busy over the coming months.”

Carlo Dusi says – “I am excited to be joining Scott Free London and to have the opportunity to work alongside its impressive team across a fantastic slate of film and television projects.”

In 2009, Dusi was Executive Producer on Alicia Duffy’s debut feature film All Good Children for leading producer Jonathan Cavendish, which premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight, as well as Gareth Maxwell Roberts’s 3D thriller The Mortician.

Dusi also taught film production and industry practice at the Met Film School and regularly ran pitching and career workshops for the London Film School, consults for several industry operators including Amnesty International’s media team, leading commercial production company Stink, and UK boutique distributor Axiom Films International.

Dusi has also acted as post-production producer for the facilities at Met Film Post in Ealing Studios and, on their behalf, has supervised the completion of Frances Lea’s directorial debut Strawberry Fields and executive produced Corona Pictures’s thrillers Truth or Dare, The Liability starring Tim Roth and Peter Mullan, and Revolver Entertainment’s production arm Gunslinger’s forthcoming feature Offender.

Scott Free London is currently in production with Britain in a Day with the BBC and Japan in a Day with partners Fuji Television. It is also in post-production with a major two-part tent pole TV drama, Labyrinth, starring John Hurt and Jessica Brown-Findlay. Scott Free London recently executive produced Eran Creevy’s new feature Welcome to the Punch starring James McAvoy and Mark Strong. The company is currently developing a number of projects including SJ Watson’s Before I Go To Sleep, written and to be directed by Rowan Joffe, which will shoot later this year.