Melissa Goodall is the Director of Development at The Kennedy/Marshall Company, where she oversees the scripted development slate and manages the development-to-production pipeline. Passionate about world cinema and promoting underrepresented and global voices, Melissa helps turn character-driven stories into compelling and commercially successful scripted content.
In her role, Melissa identifies and evaluates film and television projects in line with company mandates, promotes creative collaboration with writers, directors, and talent, provides feedback for in-development projects, and builds company relationships across the industry, as well as with emerging talent and up-and-coming filmmakers. Recent projects include JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION and the forthcoming reboot, TWISTERS.
Prior to Kennedy/Marshall, Melissa was the Creative Coordinator at White Horse Pictures, under producers Nigel Sinclair and Nicholas Ferrall. While there, she also served as Post Production Licensing Coordinator and Archival Researcher on Ron Howard’s Grammy Award-winning documentary, THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS.
Melissa holds a Master’s Degree in Security Studies and a Bachelor of Science in International Politics, both from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.