Featured NATPE Miami Success Story

Just a year ago, I attended NATPE 2017 thanks to OSCAR from your LA office who has the patience of a saint! 

I participated as an exhibitor and was like a kid in a candy store, making so many great connections and reuniting with friends. I happened to walk into one of your great workshops and it turns out it was all about "Branded Entertainment" -a term I had heard of before but did not quite understand how it worked. 

I soon found out and because of NATPE 2017 Miami, I immediately contacted my partner Julia Carias Linares who worked at A&E and together we made it happen and we got a show on the AIR through branded entertainment. 

I am now airing Kiki Mobile/America's Mobile Talk Show on FYI network every SUNDAY!! We are on our 8th episode and are scheduled to air until Dec 17th. 

I have always been grateful to NATPE as I feel you are the one company that really supports, and inspires talent on all levels of the playing field.

Kiki Melendez
Host, Kiki Mobile

Kiki Melendez, Host, Kiki Mobile

Kiki Melendez

TitleHost, Kiki Mobile/America's Mobile Talk Show
BioKiki Melendez grew up in New York City and was raised by a single mom who later moved the family to North Miami Beach, Florida during her formative years. Kiki, attended Florida Atlantic University where she majored in Psychology with a minor in communications. She later obtained her certification as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. After 5 years at FAU, Kiki returned to New York City to attend the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theater and Film School and HB Studios. She stumbled into comedy while living around the corner from the Comic Strip in NYC. There was no doubt Kiki was destined for greatness and soon became one of America’s top female performers touring the nation with other top comics! 

She has always focused on creating opportunities for other women and minorities creating groundbreaking shows like the first bilingual entertainment show in America “Kiki Desde Hollywood” On Galavision National Spanish Language Network, and the ALL Female, cross cultural “Kiki Melendez’ Hot Tamales Live!” on Showtime Networks. Most recently she created the first-ever Spanish language stand-up comedy show for Latinos in America “Locos Y Contentos” for Estrella TV national network. In 2015 her Docu-Comedy, “Journey of A Female Comic” was one of the few to hit theaters. The film received critical acclaim through various awards, and qualified for the 2016 Academy Awards. That same year, the film became part of the Permanent Core Collection at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Library. 

Most recently, Kiki created the groundbreaking Latin Hollywood Films Sizzle Reel Showcase, an event where she presented a slate of cross cultural programming across genre for network executives in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. Kiki is an actress, writer, comedian and CEO of Latin Hollywood Films Inc. 

A Philanthropist at heart, Kiki sits on the board of the Joy Foundation for underserved children with special needs. Kiki is always supporting fundraisers that benefit children, art education, and cancer survivors.

Kiki is represented by Paul Weitzman at Abrams Artists.