Melanie is a multi-award winning screenwriter and currently works at SLR Productions where she is in charge of writing and development on productions. Melanie has been in the Television writing industry for 16 years and is a highly acclaimed children's television writer for many award winning series. Melanie has been the Script Producer and Editor of successful SLR TV series such as the adapted UK picture books Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs, and the acclaimed classic property Guess How Much I Love YouO. She also teaches Writing for Children's Television at the Australian Film, TV and Radio School and her writing career spans live-action, puppetry, animation, multimedia platforms and character costume plays. Melanie has a background in teaching and spent 10 happy years teaching children ranging from 4 to 12 years, which has given her great insight into her audience.