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Mel Robertson!

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Who I am:
Originally from a tiny town in New England called Nottingham, Mel began her film career in New York when her original screenplay entitled, Heroine, won the Best Alternative Drama Award at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival in 2001.

Shortly after winning the NYIIF, Mel was invited to study at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Film Conservatory, where she was mentored by Producers, Nicole LaLoggia (Swingers, See Jane Run) and Dale Pollock (Set It Off, Mrs. Winterbourne), in the Producing and Screenwriting disciplines.

After departing the conservatory, Mel produced the 35mm short film, Christmas Wish List, which won the Gold at the 33rd Annual Student Academy Award in the Narrative category from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Wish List also won the Directors’ Guild of America’s Eva Marie Saint Media Award and the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival. Wish List also screened at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2007 Mel had her directorial debut on the dark fable, FEED, a new series by Heroine Films, which she also wrote and is editing. The first and second season aired every week on LOGOonline, AfterEllen and 365gay.com and FEED will soon be adapted into an hour-long episodic for television. Mel also penned the novel adaptation of FEED, published by Heroine Publications in 2008.

Currently, Mel’s feature length sports drama, Queens of the World, about the rise of the Women’s Professional Soccer Association is being developed and packaged at present, starring Michelle Clunie (Make It Or Break It, Queer as Folk), Nicole Pacent (Anyone But Me), Tanya Roberts (That 70′s Show, Charlie’s Angels), Nikki Caster (Cherry Bomb) and Elizabeth Keener (The L Word). Mel is attached to direct the feature film, which will return her to her New England roots as most of the film will take place in and around New Hampshire. Mel is also in development for her original series, Sweet Science, a dark comedy.

In her spare time, Mel is a freelance producer and editor, seeing series, commercials and music videos through production and post-production such as the Emmy award-winning series, Deadliest Catch and Motor City Motors. She has produced several series, promos and spots for such companies as Disney, MGM, G4TV, ABC, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central and Pay Up Sucker Productions, among others. Mel also directed a funny little commercial for Heinz ketchup.

Currently Mel resides in Cambridge, MA with her partner, singer songwriter and body worker, Michelle Barrett and their seventeen year-old kitty Talula Bankhead.

Mel is spending the rest of 2013 hard at work on her third novel and the first book of the Home series.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.melthewriter.com
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Feed (novel and sp), Home 2, Home 1, Heroine (sp), Queens of the World (sp), Sweet Science (tp)
My writing is:
Fiction, Memoir, Screenwriting
I found out about She Writes from:
http://www.shewrites.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-finish-the-damn-thing

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At 1:30pm on February 27, 2013, Starr Gardinier Smith said…

You, me and everyone else is navigating the site. It's nice to 'meet' you.

At 2:27pm on February 24, 2013, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Mel, Just waving hello. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Novelists (Struggling or Not) group.

Hope you’re enjoying exploring SheWrites, and best of luck with your writing.

Warmly,
Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Novelist Group
Bestselling author of four novels, including The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel), and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters, (all Random House/Ballantine)

At 2:56pm on February 23, 2013, Cindy Brown said…

LOL, of course! Have a great weekend!

At 5:11pm on February 21, 2013, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites.  Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

Jill Starishevsky

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Author, My Body Belongs to Me - A Child Sexual Abuse Prevention book

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At 10:04pm on February 20, 2013, Cindy Brown said…

Cindy Brown has checked out your website and followed you on Twitter. Cindy says hello and welcome to the site. Cindy has enjoyed SheWrites and hopes you will find it advantageous as well. Wow, Cindy finds that writing in third person is quite interesting :0)

At 11:45am on February 20, 2013, Caitlyn Levin said…

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