MELINDA CEA 

PRODUCER -  WRITER  - CONTENT CREATOR 

Wild Food follows Georgia Pellegrini as she travels the globe in search of her next great wild to table meal. Through adrenaline-pumping experiences led by the locals, she explores not only the food but it's place within the culture. 

Georgia and I both love adventure and food so creating Wild Food came natural to us. We wanted to be a part of something that brought people together and inspired us all to slow down and live a connected life.

ABOUT

Interviewing His Holiness the Dalia Lama 

I began my television career in news and quickly transitioned to the wild world of reality television. Now, almost fifteen years later, I’m an Executive Producer and Content Creator with over 50 television credits, 200+ episodes produced and my passion for story telling has allowed me to lead teams in 27 countries. I’ve garnered partnerships with Lionsgate, Scripps and production companies in Los Angeles and NYC for my own show concepts.  Most recently, I had the honor of partnering with NATPE as an Executive Producer of their inaugural Omni Cultural TV Fest, that launched this past May, 2019.  

 

Over the years I’ve gratefully played a key role in all aspects of production. From vetting and hiring all above and below the line staff, overseeing and analyzing budgets, production calendars, to supervising all aspects of pre, pro, and post production, while maintaining the creative integrity of every project. 

 

From building a production company, to developing the overall vision of a series, to finding the perfect talent, scouting and planning shoots, to negotiating millions of dollars in branded integrations, to providing series and episodic outlines and scripts to networks, to directing cameras in the field and doing interviews, providing story notes on all editorial cuts and working with networks to meet deliverable deadlines for all departments, including marketing, publicity and business affairs teams, I am excited that my diverse career in television has given me a comprehensive understanding of the industry.  I’ve been able to build strong relationships and hone my ability to strategize and create world-class content from inception to production but I know their is always more to learn. 

 

From the Emmy- nominated series, Dancing with the Stars, to Secret Millionaire and The Bachelor and Bachelorette franchise, I’m honored to have helped pioneer and launch many popular shows for networks like, ABC, NBC, FOX, A&E, Comedy Central, E! Entertainment, MTV, VH1, Food Network and TVLand. 

 

I’ve had the honor of telling stories for some of today’s most influential people. From His Holiness the Dalai Lama to President Bill Clinton, Donna Karan, Kevin Costner, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, Harry Connick Jr., Sir Elton John, and many more. 

 

Story telling is an amazing medium to change lives and I’m grateful to be a small agent of that change. 

 
 

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