Mellie Buse

Mellie is a children's/family TV producer, script writer, editor and consultant.

Together with her partner, Jan Page, they set up Adastra Creative, an independent production company, which has produced five series of top rated BAFTA winning CBeebies show GRANDPA IN MY POCKET. In addition she co-created, wrote and produced HA HA HAIRIES, another mixed content show launched on Cartoon Network EMEA and has had three Bafta nominations.

Mellie script edited Tiger Aspect's award-winning animation adaptation of Lauren Child's CHARLIE & LOLA books for the BBC and Disney channel. She was Co- Creator, Head Writer and Creative Producer on Jim Henson's BAFTA winning pre- school series THE HOOBS, and has written extensively over the years for all the leading kid's entertainment companies including HiT, Jim Henson, Entertainment Rights, and Granada. She is currently head writer on WISSPER Series 2 for Absolutely Cuckoo/Milkshake.

Mellie has recently set up two new companies with Producer/Director Martin Franks. The first, Adastra Development Ltd, is developing IP for traditional TV platforms as well as offering creative consultancy and writing services for clients. Recent development work includes "The Trouble with Mum" for Spider Eye animation, "Mick the Mini Chef" for Studio Redfrog and Myro for Myro Adventures Ltd. She has also established Magic2Media Ltd to create and produce content for digital platforms including a stop frame/live action show, Bitziboos, which will launch on the brand new Tada TV in 2016. (

Mellie is a regular speaker at the London Screenwriters’ Festival and The Children’s Media Conference and runs writing workshops and training courses.

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