Film Fervor: Episode 80 – Melanie Mayron

On today’s show, I had the honor to speak with Melanie Mayron about the 20th Anniversary of The Baby-Sitters Club that came out in 1995. Melanie is a well established actor and director who has been active in the business all of her life. She is one of the amazing examples of a woman director who doesn’t take “No” as an answer and continues to make her own path in her career.

On May 1st through the 8th of 2015, I hosted a “Cast-a-Thon”, a podcast marathon running 150 straight hours, where I raised awareness and support for Women in Film and Diversity in Film. Melanie is a perfect example of someone who does not let gender dictate how she conducts her business and I think Hollywood and the entire entertainment industry should take a page out of her book.

So, the Baby-Sitters Club is a great feel-good story about seven junior-high-school girls organize a daycare camp for children while at the same time experiencing classic adolescent growing pains.

While it was filmed and released back in 1995, it has a lot of great messages for kids these days and how life as a kid really hasn’t changed much in that perspective. Yes, a lot of things outside have changed, politics, technology, family dynamics, but the core of how these children went about their lives is something that, I think, a lot of children these days can relate to.

Please check out Melanie’s website for her directing and acting work at:
Also, check out some awesome skincare goods that she has at:
This is a great example of diversifying your portfolio and ensuring you have multiple irons in the fire.

About Justin Kincaid

Justin is the host of Film Fervor and a passionate lover of independent entertainment. Indie films are where people can truly express themselves and Justin believes that there are too many limitations on "mainstream" movies to be able to tell good stories.

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