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Melissa Hibbard co-founded Fictionville Studio, a production company she co-founded with partner, Hamid Rahmanian. She produced BREAKING BREAD (2000), SIR ALFRED OF CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT (2001) and SHAHRBANOO (2002). In 2008, she produced and wrote THE GLASS HOUSE in association with the Sundance Channel, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and received the Human Rights Award (OSCE, Docufest) and Best Feature Documentary (Dallas Video Fest). In 2003, she co-established a non-profit organization – ARTEEAST – its mission statement to promote the arts and cultures of the Middle East and it’s worldwide diasporas in the United States; she was a board member and the ArteEast Online Director through 2007. In 2009, Melissa founded Fictionville Media; a documentary distribution service aimed at helping filmmakers self-distribute their own works. Recently she collaborated on an illustrated translation and adaptation of Persian mythology called SHAHNAMEH: THE EPIC OF THE PERSIAN KIGNS (2013) as the Editorial Director.
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Aside from her work in cinema, in 2003, she co-established the successful non-profit organization –ARTEEAST- its mission statement to promote the arts and cultures of the Middle The Last Man Standing East and its worldwide diasporas in the United States; she was a board member and the ArteEast Online Director through 2007. In 2009 she established Fictionville Media, a partner company to her own production company that helps filmmakers distribute their films in a cooperative-like effort. Recently she established a new non-profit – TWO CHAIRS – with a group of artists and intellectuals that supports the work of art and culture in the US. In 2013, she produced and worked as Editorial Director on a new book project entitled SHAHNAMEH: THE EPIC OF THE PERSIAN KINGS, an illustrated translation and adaption of Shahnameh, a book of Persian mythology. It is published by The Quantuck Lane Press and distributed by W. W. Norton & Company. Melissa is currently collaborating on a children’s pop up book with Fantagrahpics Books and working on her first feature-length script, entitled Snow.