MICHAEL MELAMEDOFF - Partner & Director of Development
Michael Melamedoff is an executive, director and producer whose career has consistently focused on emerging talent in front of and behind the camera. He began his career at Innovative Artists working with developmental and crossover talent, creating early casting opportunities for future stars like Channing Tatum, Bryce Dallas Howard and Krysten Ritter. During this time Michael also began shepherding creative development for off-Broadway theater company Studio 42, workshopping and producing new works by future MacArthur recipient Samuel Hunter and NYIT award winner Crystal Skillman.
In 2009 Michael began producing and directing feature films, with a continued focus on emerging talent. He has produced four films, directly brokering sales to distributors on three features. In 2013 he was an initial selection of Dogfish Pictures' Accelerator program for entrepreneurial filmmakers. Since partnering with Cowboy Bear Ninja, Michael has maintained a dual focus on developing left-of-center content through internal initiatives and collaborative partnerships with innovative boutique companies and major creative corporations like Sony. Michael has helped develop original pilots and series for networks like TruTV, MTV, and Viceland.