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Melissa's spec EASY OUT is a finalist in the Script Pipeline competition 2018.
EASY OUT is a quarterfinalist in the Page Screenwriting Awards.
EASY OUT is a semifinalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship.
EASY OUT is currently a second rounder in the Austin Screenplay competition.
MELISSA gained a degree in English and Drama from Queen Mary’s University and at 22 became Head of Business and Development at an interactive TV station (which was a posh was of saying she ran a porn channel). She had work published in trade and entertainment press as a writer and also gained the acknowledgment of ‘Media Week’ magazine’s ’30 Under 30’ competition.
In 2006 Melissa moved to the States where she wrote, produced and co-directed her first short film 'Nothing' as a no-budget experimental piece and it premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Then, after studying in the Professional Producing Program at UCLA, Melissa set about making her passion project CHANGE – a narrative short that explores the irony of a law passing to prevent same-sex marriage on the same day that America elected its first black President, seen through the eyes of a black, gay teen. CHANGE is now a multi-award winning film that has played throughout the world and is available for free to schools throughout California as part of Frameline’s ‘Youth In Motion’ and on iTunes.
Melissa’s first feature script LOSING IT created a lot of buzz and landed her in the Tracking Board’s Top 100 Young & Hungry writers list in 2013 and a mentor at CAA. Since arriving back in the UK Melissa has teamed up with Brightstar Pictures (Tanya Seghatchian and John Woodward) to produce her TV drama WHITE ELEPHANT.
Melissa lives in Amersham, Buckinghamshire with her hubby and 3, mostly adorable, children.
Melissa's script EASY OUT is a finalist in the Script Pipeline competition 2018, a semi-finalist in PAGE AWARDS and the NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP and is currently a second-rounder in the Austin Screenwriting Competition.
Melissa's British TV pilot WHITE ELEPHANT was chosen for the Talent Connector program by Industrial Scripts.
Melissa Osborne was chosen as one of Tracking Boards Top 100 Young and Hungry writers of 2013.
AWARDS FOR 'CHANGE'
Minghella Film Festival, UK - Best Drama Winner
Inside Out Film Festival, Tornoto - Audience Award Winner
Action on Film, California - Best LGBT Winner
Seattle LGBT Film Festival - Jury Award Winner
San Diego Black Film Festival - Best LGBT Film Winner
Long Beach Q Fest - Best Director Winner
The Iris Prize - UK - nominated
Texas Black Film Festival - Nominated Best Short
Athens International Film & Video Festival - Honorable Mention
USA Film Festival - Finalist