Melanie DiPietro is a Producer and the Head of Development for the LA Branch of Brain Academy. In the past, she has worked on many projects as a Producer, Assistant Director, or Script Supervisor. Her latest feature film, The Shift, starring Leo Oliva and Danny Glover, won the Audience Choice Award at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and Best Feature at the Widescreen Film and Music Video Festival. The Shift was released in 2015 by Random Media on DVD and through various online platforms such as Amazon Prime, Google Play and iTunes. THE SHIFT has also been sold in over 10 territories around the world by Shoreline Entertainment. Her past producing credits include Youth of Christ, distributed by Maverick Entertainment, and a “Spanglish” film titled El Empantanado, as well as several award winning short films. At Brain Academy, she currently handles the development of high profile projects slated for the American market.