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Melinda Martinez
Director • Filmmaker • Photographer

Emmy nominated Executive Producer and Director who considers herself a Renaissance Man.  With over 12 years in Information Technology and experience in styling, her background became a source of inspiration in founding Melonte Partners.

Creating and launching their first project in 2009, New Music Director (NMD) is an Inside The Actors Studio inspired web series, produced solely with recording artists and bands. NMD became America’s 1st nationally syndicated online show … for radio. NMD features Multi-platinum and cornerstone artists including Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Buddy Guy, Cypress Hill, Three Days Grace, Jordin Sparks, and Kirk Franklin.

Expanding to television with Tribune Broadcasting and CW Network flagship station PIX 11 (WPIX), NMD became a valuable component for its digital initiatives, launching Melinda’s new career in television.  Once PIX 11’s General Manager saw how NMD impacted the station’s online audience, he “green-lit” Celebrity Taste Makers: the 1st broadcast TV program combining Celebrities & Food.

Debuting in 2012, Melonte Partners became one of the only independent producers to have a regularly scheduled show on broadcast television in the world’s #1 media market. Celebrity Taste Makers is also the 1st broadcast TV lifestyle series to regularly film in a vehicle … which is now commonplace. With 100+ episodes and over 250 broadcasts, Celebrity Taste Makers has been nominated three times for a New York Emmy Award (2016 & 2017) in the Interview/Discussion category for its episodes with award winning actors Chazz Palminteri, Jennifer Esposito and John O’Hurley.