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Mel Rodrigues

Founder, Gritty Talent

Creative Diversity Lead, Channel 4

Mel Rodrigues

Mel Rodrigues is a well respected media practitioner, with 20 years’ experience in factual TV production, talent nurturing and D&I.

She recently completed six months as Creative Diversity Lead at Channel 4, working on the channel’s new commissioning diversity guidelines, Black to Front project and diverse-led indies fund.

Previous credits include leading the BBC Digital Cities initiative across the UK and producing a large range of network formats in Cardiff, Bristol and London.

In 2019 Mel launched Gritty Talent to design smart and scalable ways to connect under-represented talent into TV. Working with over 40 indies and several major broadcasters, Gritty Talent recently received a commendation at the Edinburgh TV Festival New Voices Awards.