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Kiki Melendez

Kiki Melendez is an actress, writer, comedian, and CEO of Latin Hollywood Films Inc. She stumbled into comedy while living near the Comic Strip in NYC, and soon became one of America’s top female performers touring the nation with other top comics.

Melendez created, “Kiki Desde Hollywood”, the first national bilingual entertainment show in the US which aired on Galavision, a Spanish Language Network, and the ALL Female, cross-cultural Comedy Special “Kiki Melendez’ Hot Tamales Live!” that aired in Showtime Networks. 

Melendez also created the first-ever Spanish language stand-up comedy show, “Locos Y Contentos” for Estrella TV National Network. In 2015, her Docu-Comedy, “Journey of A Female Comic” qualified for the 2016 Academy Awards. The film also became part of the Permanent Core Collection at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Library. Her production company, Latin Hollywood Films, produced a full season (13 episodes) of “Kiki Mobile”, America’s first Mobile Talk Show that aired on A+E’s fyi Network, and distributed by RMVISTAR worldwide. 

Latin Hollywood Films has secured financing for two feature films based on two iconic musical bands.

Melendez is also the founder of the 5 Star Omni Cultural TV Fest in Partnership with NATPE.

The Omni Cultural TV Fest is a one of a kind opportunity for independent content creators and producers to showcase their ideas for television and Over-The-Top (OTT) distribution. 

Our mission is to connect diverse and emerging producers with industry professionals and distributors who can buy and sell content. Our aim is to give a hand up to those with brilliant ideas, but who may not have access to the right contacts. We believe the next big hit in television can come from anyone. We believe diversity is key in entertainment and pride ourselves on having representatives from all platforms, ethnic groups and cultural backgrounds.  

Kiki Melendez is represented by Paul Weitzman at Abrams Artists Agency.

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