EXCLUSIVE: Melissa Rosenberg is bringing another girl to her Tall Girls Prods. Film executive Mandy Safavi is joining the company as President. She will oversee day-to-day operations, focusing on bringing new voices to television. Formed by Rosenberg in 2011, Tall Girls Prods., which is based at ABC Studios with an overall deal, is developing and producing film and TV series with an emphasis on projects with interesting, complex roles for women in front of and behind the camera. “Mandy’s acumen for great material and her extensive background in feature films, especially in the world of fantasy and sci-fi, fit perfectly with the type of high concept, event television and award worthy material we’re looking to produce,” Rosenberg said. Added Safavi, “This is the start of a great partnership as Melissa and I share a deep passion for fostering and elevating rising talent.” Safavi most recently served as EVP and Producer at Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci’s K/O Paper Products. There Safavi shepherded and executive produced feature Ender’s Game, which opens this fall, and executive produced the Fox pilot Locke & Key, in addition to overseeing and producing the animated series Transformers Prime, which garnered her an Emmy.Tall Girls Prods. most recently produced the ABC drama series Red Widow, which was developed and executive produced by Rosenberg. On the feature side, Rosenberg, who wrote all five Twilight films, is writing and producing a feature adaptation of another young-adult novel, 1983’s Earthseed, for Paramount. She is with UTA and 3 Arts.
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