Fabrik Entertainment, a Red Arrow Studios company, has named Melissa Aouate partner at the Los Angeles-based production firm, elevating her from her current role as president.
Aouate was previously an executive at Robert Zemeckis’ production company where she worked on the feature films Flight, starring Denzel Washington; Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman; five of the animated/motion-capture films Zemeckis directed, including Polar Express and Beowulf; and the Fox Television Studios and Showtime original series The Borgias. She has also worked as a literary agent at ICM.
Fabrik is the producer of Amazon’s Bosch, which recently launched its fifth season and has been renewed for a sixth. It also recently sold the series Interrogation to CBS All Access.
“Since joining Fabrik in 2014, Melissa has helped to define and execute the company’s creative vision across both development and production,” said Henrik Bastin, CEO and partner at Fabrik. “I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Melissa as a deeply valued partner as we continue to grow.”
“In my previous role as a literary agent at ICM, I had the opportunity to represent amazing screenwriters and novelists,” said Aouate. “The moment I joined Henrik and Fabrik I knew I was coming to a company which loves and respects creatives. That’s such a gift for an executive.
“At Fabrik we actively embrace the international landscape of talent. We see an unlimited potential for new stories, new storytellers and compelling properties and we don’t have any preconceived notions about where those stories might originate. We live in a golden time for television and I am honored to be a partner at a company committed to quality work.”
James Baker, president and COO of Red Arrow Studios, the parent company of Fabrik Entertainment, added: “We are delighted that Melissa has been promoted to partner at Fabrik during this exciting time of growth for their company. Our partnership with Fabrik has helped put Red Arrow on the scripted map in the U.S., and we value having such talented execs as Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate at the helm of the business.”