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Melissa Bernstein — Executive Producer

  • Melissa Bernstein graduated cum laude from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She started her career working in documentary television on National Geographic’s Explorer series and the Learning Channel’s A Wedding Story. Bernstein then segued into public relations, specializing in technology while working for one of the leading global public relations agencies, Fleishman Hillard, on accounts including Digital Entertainment Network, the Body Shop Digital and Sony PlayStation.

    Bernstein shifted gears to produce a number of award-winning short films. She currently works with Mark Johnson under his Gran Via Productions banner, overseeing television development and production. Bernstein was a co-executive producer on the Peabody, Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award–winning series Breaking Bad and serves as executive producer on the acclaimed prequel, Better Call Saul.

    Bernstein was also an executive producer on SundanceTV’s first original scripted drama series, Rectify, which won a coveted Peabody Award in May 2015 and aired its fourth and final season in the fall of 2016. In addition, she is executive producing Hulu and Sony Pictures Television’s series, Shut Eye, currently shooting its second season in Los Angeles.

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