Melissa FORMAN is an accomplished media executive with experience developing,
producing and marketing original content for multiple platforms.
As a leader, Forman is known for uniting, empowering and motivating her teams to take ultimate ownership of their work. Forman has extensive relationships in the creative community having worked as a producer, director and an executive. This unique cross section of experience allows
Forman to have a fresh and singular perspective that she brings to all her programming.
Melissa is the owner of Impakt productions a full-service production company.
Recently, Melissa consulted on the launch of a Women's Sports Network and was one of the Executive Producer's and Showrunner for Title IX: 37 Words that Changed America with superstar Candace Parker. With Impakt, she produced a short form 9 episode documentary series for Corona Global, which won a Clio Award. She is an EP for a digital series for Ellen DV and serves as head of partnerships for Girls Soccer Network, whose mission is to connect, educate and inspire the thriving population of young Socceristas.
Previously, Melissa served as the head of programming and development for NetworkBe
a startup digital platform. There, Melissa wore many hats and was responsible for all
aspects of this startup venture.
Prior to that, Melissa served as SVP of Development and Production, Original
Programing, for Fox Sports. Responsible for the development and production of all original programming produced for FS1. This included managing the creative and editorial direction for original documentary productions and acquisitions. Forman was responsible for taking
pitches developing projects and overseeing third party productions from start to finish.In addition to development, Forman provided strategic, creative and tactical leadership to programming
which included overseeing and maintaining multi-million-dollar budgets. While there
Forman had a history of bringing her projects in on time and on budget. Forman also had
extensive experience producing sponsor supported original content, and special projects
with partners including MLB, USGA, NASCAR, UFC, SLS, and Red Bull as well as others.
Melissa was SVP of Production and Marketing for FUEL TV. There she provided creative
direction to all marketing and production entities ensuring all creative met the highest
network standards. She supervised digital and social initiatives from both a creative and
strategic standpoint while simultaneously calculating their impact on all platforms and
Before that, Melissa was busy either creating, producing and/or directing for the following
networks: YES Network, ESPNW, Tennis Channel, Fox Sports, NGC International, ESPN, and A&E.
Earlier in her career, Melissa was Vice President, Special Projects at Fox Sports and
before that, the Creative Director, On-Air Promotions. During her tenure at Fox she also
developed and produced the critically acclaimed "Under the Helmet"; a series of anti-
violence public service announcements for the NFL.
Melissa has garnered 7 Emmy awards, a Clio, a Cynopsis Award, and Best Short Film Award at
the Banff Mountain Film Festival as well as numerous nominations. She is on the board of
Girls on the Run which speaks to her passions.
Melissa began her career at MTV in New York, where she worked her way from Production
Assistant to Associate Producer of MTV's Unplugged.
Melissa currently resides in Santa Monica with her daughters Sarah and Eliza and their dogs
Monty and Penelope.
These projects showcase the challenges, the emotions and the best of humanity through compelling unscripted content. Using visually stunning imagery and verite to tell authentic stories of connection and inspiration.
Ellentube - Warner Bros Digital Series
Host Sarah Hyland, Ob-Gyn Dr. Sherry Ross, women’s health expert, and a rotating panel of celebrity guests have an open conversation about all things female sex and health through the lens of humor and honesty.
Free Range Humans
Corona Global Docu-Series Campaign
Free Range Humans is a series from Corona Studios about eight brave pioneers who left behind a conventional life of routine to pursue a more meaningful life outside.
Girls Soccer Network
Head of Partnerships
Digital Media Platform
Girls Soccer Network is a community for girls who love the game of soccer beyond the sidelines. Our mission is to amplify the voice and spirit of the Soccerista, the girl who is looking to find herself and her vision with a ball at her feet.
SVP Development and Production, Originals
Fox Sports 1
Original content for MLB, NFL, UFC, USGA, NASCAR, Supercross, US Soccer and Red Bull. Series include; Uncompromising, Being Mike Tyson, Back of the Shop, Pecos League, Rise as One, Road to the Show, Best Army Ranger, Mission October, and Titans of Mavericks among others.
Head of Strategy and Production Creative
Delivering top digital media for partners through strong relationships, smart strategies and effective solutions.
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With each project I undertake, I strive to leave a lasting impression on the industry. I try to stay true to my artistic beliefs while developing and producing innovative and effective solutions my clients will appreciate and love.