SVP of Scripted & Non scripted development, Head of Talent
With a love and respect for pop culture, great talent and thought-provoking worlds, Melissa Cooper is the OG of Ish Entertainment. Having worked at Ish since its inception, Melissa has watched and helped the company grow from an unscripted production company to one that now has success in scripted and documentary as well. Loyal and creative, Melissa worked her way up the ranks first assisting on shows like "Paris Hilton BFF," "DJ AM's Gone Too Far," and "T.I.'s Road to Redemption," to developing and selling shows such as "Styled by June," “Sag Harbor,” "Kosher Soul," "Vow or Never," and "Laurieann Gibson's Beyond the Spotlight."
Prior to Ish Entertainment, Melissa was employed at Vision Art Management, a literary agency, where she worked closely with writers, producers and directors for scripted programming. Her first job in entertainment was talent management company, Handprint Entertainment.