Melanie Miller has over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry. During her tenure at Gravitas Ventures as Vice President of Acquisitions & Marketing, she played an integral role in the growth of the new paradigm of independent distribution. Prior to Gravitas, Miller was the Artistic Director at the Jackson Hole Film Institute and in 2009 co-founded Fishbowl Films with Diane Becker. Their films include William Dickerson’s Detour which released theatrically in 2013, and Shaz Bennett’s directorial debut Alaska is a Drag which won the coveted US in Progress grant and is currently on the worldwide festival circuit. More recently Melanie was the Executive Vice President at Samuel Goldwyn Films, responsible for the company’s distribution, marketing and PR strategy for all films. She has been a guest speaker at events such as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Sloan Summit, the Sundance Institute, the Produced By Conference, and other industry events. Melanie is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA).