Melissa Williamson oversees the development and production of all scripted series across comedy and drama for Saloon Media. Her role is vital to Saloon Media’s strategic growth into the scripted space as well as bolstering and diversifying its overall production slate. Saloon Media’s position as part of Blue Ant Studios gives Williamson access to the company’s global resources and relationships, including leveraging its in-house working relationships with the division’s L.A.-based studio. Prior to joining Saloon Media, Williamson was President of Toronto-based production company Pier 21 Films, where she served as Executive Producer on Pier 21’s award-winning news satire, The Beaverton for CTV. Williamson began her career in Los Angeles with leading independent production company Blueprint Entertainment before joining eOne’s television division in 2008.
At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch. - Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures