Being Nimble in an Uncertain Media Landscape: In Conversation with Michelle Melanson

February 24, 2021 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm

At 7pm EST (4pm PST) on Wednesday, February 24th, join us for our first virtual salon event in Toronto, where we will be welcoming powerhouse producer and ardent supporter for BIPOC and women in entertainment, Michelle Melanson of Headspinner Productions for an exclusive Q&A session. As the world has seen dramatic shifts in the era of COVID-19, so too has the entertainment industry; some for the better, and some with room to improve upon. Skye R. Regan will be sitting down with Michelle to discuss how to pivot production to adhere to safety guidelines, creating safe, diverse, and inclusive spaces for minorities in the industry, and adapting to new production norms of pitching and producing. If you have questions to ask our speaker, please send them directly to: [email protected].

More about the speaker:
Emmy and Bafta Nominated, Michelle Melanson has over 25 years experience in the production business with hundreds of episodes produced and over 50 awards and nominations. In 2018, Michelle launched Headspinner Productions with Showrunner and Husband Ken Cuperus. Prior to Headspinner, Michelle was President of Radical Sheep Productions - a Boat Rocker Media company, executive producing such shows as the worldwide hit The Next Step, as well as Fangbone!, The Bagel & Becky Show, Tee & Mo, Stella and Sam, The Yup Yups and Ollie The Boy Who Became What He Ate. Michelle has won the Canadian Screen award, the Grand Prize of the Youth Media Alliance, multiple Kidscreen Awards, and Cynopsis Awards. She also has a Juno Award for producing the Stella and Sam album. Michelle is also the Founder of Women Drawn Together - a free organization that fosters learning, networking, and mentorship for Women in the Animation community. In the past five years, the group has grown to 5 cities and over 1000 members. In 2019, Michelle was inducted into the Ryerson Radio and Television Wall of Fame.
Headspinner is an award-winning creative production company spearheaded by industry veterans Michelle Melanson and Ken Cuperus headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are We are committed to creating and executing great content for the international market. From kids and family to drama and genre, Ken and Michelle are driven by an unparalleled passion for the creative industry.

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