Meet The Team
Carol Bidault de l'Isle
Carol Bidault de l’Isle is an award-winning producer, specialized in international motion picture/television financing, distribution, media asset acquisitions, and management. She brings with her over 30 years of industry experience in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. In 2010, Ms. Bidault moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to open the new headquarters of MediaFusion Entertainment, LLC. She recently produced Cut Off (Brad Dourif, William Baldwin, Jean-Marc Barr); in pre-production & development features on three continents (US, Europe, and the Middle East).
Ms. Bidault began her career in script development working for the major film studios - Columbia, MGM, and Paramount in Los Angeles. She then worked with renowned independent producers and filmmakers, such as Dino de Laurentiis, Federico Fellini, and Sergio Leone; and then branched into distribution and international sales for Vestron, New World, and Lorimar Studios. In 1988, she moved to Paris, France where she worked as a finance and distribution consultant for the European Union/France MEDIA Program for 7 years, responsible for the gap financing of over 100 productions in Europe. In early 1995, she was hired as a Mergers & Acquisition consultant by France Telecom in New York to work on a $1Billion merger. In September of that year, she moved to Washington, DC where she was hired as a Media Asset Management consultant by Discovery Communications (DCI) to manage their companywide media asset evaluation and distribution for 5 years. In 2000, she was hired to launch MediaFusion Entertainment, a media consulting company that worked with government organizations (Delegation of the European Union, Latin American Cultural Consulars) non-government agencies (Organization of American States, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank) and spawned such programs as Cultural Assets; Washington, DC Independent Film Festival; Washington, DC Film Market; Cine Latino; Mid-Atlantic Regional Showcase (MARS). She also produced seminars and conferences: Annual Roundtable on International Film Distribution (Washington, DC); Washington, DC Independent Film Festival Seminars; International, National and Regional Advocacy Forums for industry professionals; and others.
Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Ms. Bidault (née Gomez-Robelo) grew up in Los Angeles, graduating high school from Westlake School for Girls; earned her Bachelor's degree from UCLA in Political Science, performed research for her Master’s degree in Paris at l'Institut des Etudes Politiques and La Sorbonne IV. She is fluent in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Italian; and is a dual citizen of the United States and European Union.
Ms. Bidault is active with Women's organizations, including Women In Film & Television United States (currently on the Treasurer); WIFT International: a co-founding member of Women in Film International, served on the WIFTI board (2014 - 2018) as Vice Chair, Membership Chair, and WIFTI Short-Case Producer; a co-founding member of Women in Film & Television - Louisiana has served on the Board since 2011 and President (2016 - 2018); Co-Founder of Women in Film (France), Judge on the Women in Film Finishing Fund (2014, 2015, 2016) and a member of Women in Film & Video – Washington, DC (1995 to 2008) and volunteer for Women in Film Los Angeles.
Ms. Bidault has also served on the Advisory Board of the New Orleans Film Society & Film Festival (2011 - 2018); served as a founding film advisor to the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History - Warner Bros. Theatre (2011); is a recipient of the US Department of State/ Secretary's Open Forum Award, their second-highest award, for Outstanding Contribution to international cultural affairs and support to media arts (2002); Rettig Award/Rosebud Film Festival for Outstanding Service & Contribution to the Washington, DC; Maryland and Virginia film and video community, as well as other awards and recognition in the area of film and media.
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Business Affairs/ Associate Producer
Claire C. Ambrosio is a transactional lawyer with emphasis in the area of media and entertainment law. She acted as general counsel and director of business and legal affairs for several independent production companies. She handled all of the negotiations and drafting of the entertainment and media agreements required per project. In addition, she prepared business plans, investment materials, and prospectuses. She assisted her clients in attaching talent, financing, and distribution to their various projects.
Ms. Ambrosio acted as general counsel and director of business and legal affairs for Cecchi Gori Pictures, Inc. based in Los Angeles, California. Cecchi Gori Pictures was a related entity to Cecchi Gori Fin. M.V., one of the largest independent production and distribution movie companies in Europe. Ms. Ambrosio handled all negotiation and drafting of entertainment agreements for production, distribution, and acquisitions to or from Fin M.V. tremendous library. Ms. Ambrosio also negotiated and prepared co-financing documents using the European co-financing programs. In addition, Ms. Ambrosio dealt directly with all the guilds, studios, banks, and other media companies. She handled all facets of human resources including employment agreements and insurance.
Ms. Ambrosio has over twenty years of experience in the legal field working first as a paralegal, law clerk, and then as an attorney licensed in the State of California. She has worked for some of the largest law firms in the country. In addition to Ms. Ambrosio’s professional experience, she has donated much of her time and talents to non-profit organizations. She is past president of the Italian America Lawyers Association of Los Angeles County. Currently, she acts as legal advisor to the San Gennaro Foundation of Los Angeles County; as a special advisory board member to the annual Quintus Montreal Italian Film Festival held in Montreal, Canada and as an advisory board member to KlikVU, Inc a streaming video company based in New York, New York.
Ms. Ambrosio is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, National Italian American Bar Association, National Italian American Foundation, and the Sons of Italy. Ms. Ambrosio is a native of New York State and was raised on Long Island. She attended the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and received her law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California.
Production Office Manager
Simone Brown is a Brazilian filmmaker living in New Orleans, Louisiana. For the past 28 years, she has worked on productions in Brazil that include documentaries, short movies, movies, commercials, tv series, game shows, talk shows, live shows, lifestyle shows, and video clips. In Brazil, she worked at various TV Broadcasts like Rede Record, Rede Bandeirantes, TV Cultura, Rede TV. She worked at Productions Film Houses like Fly Productions, Framewave Productions, Lightstar Studios, and O2 Filmes. She had the pleasure to work at O2 Filmes with the Oscar-nominated director Fernando Meirelles. Besides working as a Production Coordinator and Line Producer in Films and TV, she worked for 12 years as a University Professor at Sao Judas University teaching Production to the Major Film and TV Audiovisual. She has natural leadership and management skills, which make her an experienced and creative Production Coordinator who enjoys taking on new challenges.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts - Film and TV at FAAP University in 1991 and her Master`s degree in Marketing at Sao Judas University - Unimonte in 2008 in Brazil.
DAVID N BRUSKIN has been a professional story analyst for over 30 years, nearly 25 of them at the Hollywood studios where he performed story analysis services on screenplays for films including FORREST GUMP, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, THE THREE STOOGES, and more. Over the years, he has written coverage (synopsis and comments) for over 10,000 screenplays, books, articles, plays, and other potential sources for screen stories. Somewhere in there, David was Director of Development at Laura Ziskin Productions. He has lectured on Story Analysis throughout his career, was President of IATSE Story Analysts Local 854, and later a board member of the Editors Guild. He attended USC’s School of Cinematic Arts where he earned a B.A. and M.A. in Cinema-TV Production, and an MFA in Motion Picture Producing from the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program. He is the author/interviewer/editor of BEHIND THE THREE STOOGES: The White Brothers, the published version of an oral history he created on commission from the Directors Guild of America.
Jessica Raymond, a New Orleans native, has assisted numerous attorneys in her recent years of gaining her legal experience at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Graduating and earning her Juris Doctorate in May 2019, she is now closer to practicing law in the state of Louisiana. Jessica, a member of Phi Alpha Delta, has assisted attorneys like “Chip” Forstall and countless others in the state of Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, and Arkansas in the fields of personal injury, medical malpractice, and finance, she is now assisting as legal support with MediaFusion Entertainment since the Summer of 2020. Jessica has also earned her Bachelor of Art in Political Science in 2010 from the University of New Orleans as a member of the “class of Katrina”. She loves new challenges and looks forward to her career in the legal realm of the Entertainment Industry.