Melanie Windle (she/her) is an award-winning producer, mentor, and media entrepreneur. Melanie is known for content creation, as well as sector development, and industry programming. CreativeDNA, her new venture with long time collaborator Steph Ouaknine, is a consultancy firm and media company that identifies, harnesses, and serves global audiences with impactful, relevant entertainment, that engages loyal viewers authentically, and enriches their lives through screen based media.
During her tenure producing with Shaftesbury, Melanie was a lead creative producer on numerous successful branded & digital IPs including; CARMILLA, an award-winning multi-platform series that ran for 108 episodes + a feature length film; THE CARMILLA MOVIE, partially funded with pre-sales from the dedicated online fandom "The Creampuffs”.
Most recently she produced Whistler Film Festival’s Content Summit and spearheaded their virtual 1+1 Market Meetings, growing the event by 60%. Prior to that she produced Canadian Screen Week’s 5-day industry conference and ran the Canadian Academy Director’s Program for Women.
Melanie was selected for the inaugural cohort of the Banff2020 Spark Accelerator for Women in the Business of Media, is an alumna of the Canadian Film Centre’s Cineplex Film Program – Producers’ Lab, and the Short Dramatic Film Program.