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Melrose Placed is a pioneering talent management and production company committed to purpose-driven artists and projects that are breaking barriers.
Founded in 2017, we work with real people to tell real stories. Artists come to us with an open mind and a willingness to embrace opportunities, and we push them outside their perceived boundaries.
Our goal is the bigger picture of making the unexpected, expected: helping artists to realize opportunities they hadn’t considered, helping execute projects that are unique and intentional to gain momentum, and helping audiences to look beyond preconceptions.
We believe that media has the power to have a positive impact on society, and we’re here to accomplish great things through our work.
Let’s have fun doing it.
Melrose Placed CEO,
Sami Housman is a manager, producer, and consultant driven to use media as a means for positive social impact. She founded Melrose Placed in 2017 to create space for authentic people and stories to push beyond perceived boundaries and to encourage unique and unexpected voices to seize opportunities.
With over a decade in the entertainment industry, Sami began her career as an agent trainee and assistant at United Talent Agency, then as a talent agent at CESD Talent Agency. She was recognized in 2016 as an impactful industry figure in Variety’s Power of Youth for her work with top emerging talent. She received a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Radio, Television, and Film and Gender Studies.
“Shout out to my management team. B*tch this is what I’m trying to do and this b*tch made it happen.”–Jessamyn stanley
Nyle DiMarco and Melrose Placed’s Sami Housman have partnered with Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment to develop and produce the drama series Deaf Punk.
McCreary adds, “Our company has always prioritized stories of human connection, and when we met Nyle and Sami and heard their passion for this series we immediately jumped at the opportunity to develop this incredible project. Being from the San Francisco area myself, I’m always surprised by the history we don’t know and weren’t taught.”Deadline
Dimarco will executive produce along with 3AD’s Kim, John Cheng and Tara Bohn and Melrose Placed’s Sami Housman.Deadline
Stanley empowers her audience to break down both societal and internalized barriers, while advocating for body acceptance, female empowerment, as well as Black and LGBTQ+ inclusion. In her own life, she broke boundaries for plus-size bodies with her February 2019 cover of Yoga Journal.Variety
Melrose Placed was formed by former CESD agent Sami Housman earlier this year, and also represents deaf model, actor and advocate Nyle DiMarco. Housman has worked with the America’s Next Top Model and Dancing With the Stars winner for three years, helping him foster relationships with groups from Apple to the United Nations.The Hollywood Reporter
DiMarco, Donnelly and Oppenheimer executive produce with Meron and Mark Nicholson for Zadan/Meron Prods. and Melrose Placed’s Sami Housman.Deadline
Housman started in the UTA mailroom, and is now working alongside Mitchell Gossett, CESD’s senior VP, motion pictures, television and digital talent, as a new breed of youth agent with both digital influencers and mainstream media talent on their rosters.Variety