Mel Bezalel is a Commissioning Editor at E4. Her focus is working with indies to develop new formats and returnable series for the channel. Her commissions include: Emergency on Sunny Beach; the Married at First Sight specials; MAFS: Unveiled; Sam Thompson: Is This ADHD?; Dani Dyer: Is This Anxiety and forthcoming reality series Alan Must Win.
Prior to joining E4, Mel was Director of Development at RDF Television where she oversaw the development of a range of unscripted shows such as the forthcoming No Strings Attached (C4) – a format about sexy celebrity fan fiction, using puppets (obviously…) – alongside titles including Disability and Abortion: The Hardest Choice (C4); Rock Till We Drop (BBC Two); Lodgers For Old Codgers (C4); The Making of Me (C4); 100 Year Old Driving School (ITV); My New Greek Life (C5); Being Black, Going Crazy (BBC Three); Secret Life of Four Year Olds specials (C4) and 12 Puppies and Us (BBC Two).
She has also worked as a producer and development producer. Other credits include: Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life (Sky One); Emmy award-winning Hoff the Record (Dave); Iceland Foods: Life in the Freezer Cabinet (BBC Two); Gross Busters (MTV); The Met (BBC One); GPs: Behind Closed Doors (C5) and Prison, My Family and Me (BBC Three).