Ludovica Melica

Managing Producer

London, United Kingdom
Locked Pro Plan feature


  • Project Management
  • Budget
  • Digital
  • Advertisement
  • Foreign Languages
  • Supervision
  • Team Management
  • Organisation
  • TV
  • Client Negotiation

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Discovery Networks International

    Discovery Networks International

    • Television
  • ESPN


    • Media Production
  • R

    RAI - Italian Broadcasting Corporation

    • G

      Gutenberg Global

      Work history


      Senior Producer

      Gutenberg Global

      Sep 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Senior Producer/Executive Producer working clients including Max Factor, Visa, Cisco, Unilever, Esso, Hasbro • Work on briefs provided by the clients from initial stages until total completion. • Manage all stages of post-production (budgeting, edit and VO sessions). • Work on finance forecast, managing accounts and make sure margin expectations are fulfilled. • Manage a team of 6 producers and involved in the recruitment process of new members of staff. • Closely collaborate with the clients based both in the UK and abroad. • Executive producer on shoots for new spots.


      Executive Producer/Senior Producer

      Discovery Networks International

      Aug 2008 - Jul 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I supervised and managed all stages of production of the local Italian commissions. My duties included negotiating commercial terms with local production companies, such as Endemol Italy and Magnolia and negotiating with the hosts; approving treatments; reviewing and approving rough cuts; advising ad sales and marketing for Ofcom compliance. • Part of a team responsible for the reversioning and customisation of factual, lifestyle and entertainment content for all DNE brands. All programmes needed to comply with Ofcom regulations. • Prepared schedules and supervised the post-production process. • Directed edit and sound sessions on a daily basis. • Casting of voice over talents. • Dealt with clients and third party producers. • Worked on fast turnarounds current affairs programmes; worked on branded content and programmes with product placement. • In charge of the final sign-off of the programmes before broadcast. • Executive producer for the crime series Dans la tête du tueur for Discovery France: supervised the scripts editing, the shoot in Paris and the programme sign-off. • Solely responsible for the editorial control of the DNE Italian free DTT channel Real Time, top 5 channel in terms of audience ratings. • Part of the interdepartmental team working on the TLC UK launch. • Mentor for new starters.




      Apr 2007 - Jun 2008
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Producer of the programme “Euromania”, which featured the most important matches in the history of the European Football Cup and which was ESPN Classic top rater in 2008. I solely managed the production of the show, negotiating deals with talents Gabriele Marcotti and National Team and Inter Milan former goalkeeper Francesco Toldo, directing the shoot and the edit until final editorial sign off of the programme. • Producer of a series of top rating documentaries covering cycling, football and basketball.


      Feb 2001 - Apr 2007
      • Rome, Italy
      • Full Time
      • Produced several series of documentaries in collaboration with the main Italian publishing houses (Mondadori, RCS -Corriere della Sera, Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere dello Sport). I was the main point of contact with the clients and was in charge of the front-end management of the production process, selection of footage, interviews with talent, promo production, edit and audio direction. Titles include: Storia dei Grandi Club: Inter, Milan, Juventus, Fiorentina (45x60’); Marco Pantani; Ivan Basso; Storia della Roma, Storia della Lazio (22x60’);I Miti del Ciclismo (12x60’).



      Nov 1995
      • Milan, Italy
      • Specialist course in Media and Social communication. Degree dissertation on “The relevance of cult movies in contemporary cinema, a semiotic approach”.