Melanie Cook represented a broad range of clients, including directors, writers, producers, actors, and actresses. Her clients have won Academy Awards, Emmys, and Tony Awards and have created some of the most financially successful stage, television, and film productions.
Melanie is frequently listed on the industry power lists, including both The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the top 100 most powerful women in the entertainment industry and The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the top 100 power lawyers in the entertainment business. She has received numerous awards, including UCLA Law School’s Alumnus of the Year, the Big Sister Sterling Award, and was the youngest attorney and the first woman to receive the Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Award.
Melanie strongly believes that one should give back to the community. She is on the Board of the Painted Turtle, a camp for seriously ill children. She is one of the founders of Hollywood for Habitat, a branch of Habitat for Humanity. She is annually on the host committee for their annual Power Women Power Tools builds. Melanie is active with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization and the Big Sisters Future Fund, which provides scholarships for young women to attend college. She mentored a high school student through a program supported by the Big Sister Organization and The Hollywood Reporter and has maintained the relationship. She is also on the Board of Advisors for the UCLA School of Law. Melanie attended UCLA and UCLA School of Law.
Melanie is married to Woody Woods and has two children, Madeline and Willy Woods.