Melissa Lozoff has worked for over 20 years in film, television and theater. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and worked for years in Hollywood as a professional actress, before moving to North Carolina. In 2001 Melissa founded Movie Makers, an organization dedicated to helping children and teens create art through film and theater. Through Movie Makers, Melissa has written and directed over 200 short films with her students. Recently Melissa was hired to produce and direct a Television Web series Helen Sweetheart of the Internet. The pilot episode was very successful and Melissa was hired to direct the next 12 episodes.