Carol Bidault de l'Isle | Producer - MediaFusion
Carol Bidault de l’Isle is an award-winning producer, specialized in international motion picture and television financing, distribution, media asset acquisitions and management.
She brings with her 30 years of industry experience in the United States, Europe and Latin America. As the lead producer of MediaFusion Entertainment, LLC (www.mediafusionent.com), a financing and distribution services company, recently produced with: Dali Land (directed by Mary Harron, starring Ezra Miller, Ben Kingsley), The Security of Fear (directed by Jowan Carbin, starring Brad Dourif, Billy Baldwin), and in preproduction National Lampoon’s Counter Intelligence and other projects. 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 serves on: Women In Film & TV United States Executive Committee, former Vice President, Treasurer, board member, co-founder of WIFT International President of WIFT Louisiana; the Advisory Board of the New Orleans Film Society & Film Festival; serves as a film advisor to the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History - Warner Bros. Theatre; is a recipient of the US Department of State/ Secretary's Open Forum Award for Outstanding Contribution to international cultural affairs and support to media arts; as well as other awards and recognition in the area of film.
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 over-the-gap financing of over 100 productions in Europe. In early 1995, she was hired as an 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 company-wide media asset evaluation and distribution for 5 years.
In 2000, she left DCI and founded MediaFusion, which spawned such programs as: Cultural Assets; Washington, DC Independent Film Festival; Washington, DC Film Market; Cine Latino; Mid-Atlantic Regional Showcase (MARS) and currently is presiding over the capital campaign for the Washington, DC Center of the Moving Image (DC Film Center). She also produces 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.
Media Fusion: https://www.mediafusionent.com