Shelly Mellott took over Script magazine in 1995 from her father, who founded the publication in 1985. She secured a newsstand presence for Script and grew it into a well-respected industry magazine. From 1995 to 2006, she created additional services for scriptwriters, including script coverage, pitching events, and quarterly screenwriting contests sponsored by major production companies. She’s spoken at universities, film festivals, and screenwriting conferences around the country. In 2006, Script and all of its ancillary services were acquired by Final Draft, Inc., where Mellott became vice president of Events and Publications. Mellott is a wife, mother, dressage rider, and avid reader.