Mel (Mélo) McCarthy is a writer/producer based in Atlantic Canada. She creates opportunities and powerful stories to show and tell audiences that each of us holds power for change. Twenty years in salaried positions enabled her to develop and refine storytelling, negotiation, and coaching skills and build a broad and deep range of experience managing events, contingencies, budgets, deadlines, and people. She joined the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative in 1999, serving in many capacities, from boom operator to actor to President of the Board of Directors. She has won prizes in essay and poetry contests. She was recently accepted to the PEI Screenwriters’ Boot Camp based on submissions for feature scripts and web-series ideas.