Mellicent Dyane

Mellicent Dyane

Casting Director, Director and Producer

Brooklyn, New York

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About Mellicent

Mellicent Dyane has over 27 years of professional experience as a Casting Director, production facilitator. And 8 years ago, she took a leap of faith and became a director and producer. Mellicent began her career in entertainment as a freelancer for AT&T in California while studying Business & Sports Communications at Los Medanos College. Realizing that she could do it independently, she stopped ignoring her entrepreneurial spirit and started DyaneFoster Film, Casting & T.V., aka DyaneFoster Inc.

DyaneFoster is a full-service independent company established in the entertainment industry as one of the best in class. They've worked on projects featuring some of the biggest names in Film, Television, Sports, and Music, including: Omari Hardwick, David Oyelowo, Whoopi Goldberg, Lynn Whitfield, Jack Black, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Eve Ensler, Jerry Ferrara (Power, Entourage), Max Greenfield (Neighbors & New Girl), Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids, Entourage, Heroes, X-Men III), Judy Reyes (Devious Maids, Exec. Prod. of "La Golda" an Animated Series), Rosyln Sanchez, Bill Cosby, Mos Def, James Badge Dale (Rubicon, The Pacific, The Departed, 24), Ruben Blades, Colby Minifie, Kathyrn Erbe, Catherine Curtin, Bokeem Woodbine, Peter Greene, Deborah Cox, Roger Guenveur Smith, Chris Rock, Tyra Banks, Joe Pesci, Anthony Hopkins, Will Smith, Kellita Smith. She has worked with: Donovan McNabb, Ahmad Rashad, Sammy Sosa, Kobe Bryant, Steve Kerr, Allan Houston, Jason Kidd, Thomas Jones, Lisa Leslie, Sue Bird, among many others.

Throughout her career, Mellicent has worked with some of the top directors, including: Ava DuVernay, Michel Gondry, F. Gary Gray, Benny Boom, Francis Lawrence, The Wachowski Brothers (aka The Wachowski Sisters), Charles Stone III, Sanaa Hamri, Kevin Bray, Joseph Kahn, Paul Hunter, Shawn Baker, Erik White & Alan Ferguson.

She has worked on various T.V. Series, to name a few, entitled: "La Calle," "La Golda," A New Animated Children's Series created and directed by George Valencia. "The Kids" A web series about real kids' life stories and living in NYC.

Mellicent has worked on various Indie Films such as: "One Bedroom," winner of over 35 film festival awards, "Middle Of Nowhere," directed by Ava DuVernay, "#LIKE," "RED PILL" directed by Tonya Pinkins, "Supermodel." "The We And The I" directed by Michel Gondry.

She's worked on Various Commercials, Promos & PSA's for Clorox, Microsoft, Volkswagen, AARP, Nike, Stella Artois, Clean & Clear, Sony, Coca Cola (including two spots for World Cup 2010), Gillette for World Cup 2010, Google, Samsung, Sprint, AT&T, NBA, WBNA, Lysol, McDonald's, Denny's, NFL Apparel, Wrigley's Gum, Under Armor (Ft. Lindsay Vonn & Shaun White). She has also worked on T.V. Pilots, Webisodes & Promos for Viacom, ESPN, CMT, CBS, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, VH1, BET, Tru T.V., Spike TV, among many others.
And a corporate industrial for Les Moonves (Chairman of CBS).

Foster has worked on hit music videos for: Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot, Jay-Z, Jill Scott, JiDenna, Justin Timberlake, Janelle Monae, Ne-Yo, Enrique Iglesias, Bon Jovi, Lindsay Lohan, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Marc Anthony, The Fugees "Guantanamera" & "Killing Me Softly" (MTV Music Video Award Best R&B Video 1996), The Roots "What They Do" (MTV Buzz Clip). Janet Jackson, LeAnn Rhimes, Adam Levine, Kenya West, The White Stripes, The Strokes, John Legend, David Bowie, Daddy Yankee, The Jonas Brothers, Louis Fonsi, Becky G, Thalia, Natti Natasha, Romeo Santos, Aventura, Ozuna, Prince Royce, Fat Joe, Cardi B, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Lou Reed, Luther Vandross, Erykah Badu, Prince, Method Man, Aaliyah among many more.

She has been a 2-time recipient of Latinas Unidas, "Latina of the Year," an Award for her contributions to the Latino community. She has been a member of several charitable and civic organizations, including NYWIFT (New York Women in Film & Television), NYILFF (New York International Latino Film Festival), former board member, NAMIC (National Association of Minorities in Communication) New York Chapter Co-Chair of Membership 1997-2002, AICH - American Indian Community House. Cambridge Who's Who named her among the top 20 entrepreneurs from 2008 through 2012.

Staying true to her entrepreneurial spirit while successfully juggling several projects, Mellicent is directing & producing various projects and developing 2 shows for television. She is writing & directing a documentary entitled: "Paula's Story - Surviving Heart Disease" about her mother being a heart disease survivor. This film is one of her passion projects because Mellicent is on a mission to spread awareness of the debilitating disease and the red dress pin. She is in development, directing a narrative feature film entitled "MomPreneur" about a female inventor. Mellicent is authoring 2 books, one about her mother's inspirational life story and the other a cookbook (with her mother) on maintaining a salt-free/caffeine-free organic and vegan diet.


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