Fabrik Entertainment’s Melissa Aouate has been chosen by Variety as one of Hollywood’s New Leaders 2018.

Melissa Aouate is President of Fabrik Entertainment, defining and executing the company’s creative vision across both development and production. Melissa joined Fabrik in 2014 as Senior Vice President and was appointed President of the company in 2017.

Fabrik’s prestigious slate of projects includes the series Bosch (Amazon), The Killing (AMC & Netflix), 100 Code (WGN & HBO Nordic), The Comedians (FX), Burn Notice (USA), American Odyssey (NBC), and The Good Guys (Fox).

Each year Variety’s New Leaders feature profiles the most prominent up-and-comers in the entertainment business. To determine this year’s worthies, Variety looked for go-getters across disciplines, from television, digital, music and film, to law and finance, as well as content creators. All are age 40 or under, and Variety has measured them by the progress of their career trajectories: do they take calculated risks? How fast have they risen in their companies? Are they innovative and employ solutions to problems that are creative? While it’s hard to pinpoint the “it” factor, these folks embody that intangible. The people on the list have helped build the brilliant careers of their clients, shepherded hit television shows and successful movies, created small-screen series, films and animated shows, launched digital platforms, fostered hit music, counseled top dealmakers and financed them, and are some of the leading lights in the wildly expanding digital delivery and content world.

A profile piece on Melissa and her fellow Variety New Leaders appears in the current issue of Variety, and the New Leaders were honored at a cocktail party on Wednesday, October 17 at the Jeremy Hotel, West Hollywood.