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Melanie Stokes

Joint Managing Director at Kindle Entertainment

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Melanie is co-Founder and joint Managing Director of Kindle Entertainment, now in its tenth year of production with Lionsgate becoming a much welcomed stakeholder late last year. Melanie is currently exec-producing Kiss Me First with Bryan Elsley (Skins) for Channel 4 and Netflix. A returning cyber-thriller for today’s digital generation, it tells the story of two young women fighting a shadowy cult in a virtual world. Melanie has also exec-produced Dustbin Baby, an International Emmy-winning drama for BBC One starring Dakota Blue Richards and Juliet Stevenson, and Some Dogs Bite, a feature-length drama for BBC Three, directed by Marc Munden and starring Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The film also featured an alternative ending that played on BBC iPlayer. Mini-series Treasure Island for Sky One starring Eddie Izzard, Donald Sutherland and Elijah Wood is still one of Sky’s most popular dramas. Melanie also exec-produced Leonardo, an action-adventure series that she co-created with Pia Ashberry for CBBC with Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch, Crashing) as the young Renaissance hero. Mini-series The Life & Adventures of Nick Nickleby for BBC One, a contemporary updating of Charles Dickens’ novel, marked the bicentenary of Dickens’ birth and was the first modern adaptation of Dickens to play on BBC TV. The award-winning Dixi, an interactive, cyber-mystery for tweens, plays both online and on TV and is now in its fourth series. The first series won a BAFTA for Best Original Digital Content 2014, the second series won C21 Best International Digital Drama 2015, and the third series has just won the Digital TV Most Innovative Content Award 2016.