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Mel Jones

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Episode 2: The mal, Mel Jones

Blonde Ambition

Chatting to the award winning comedian Mel Jones, as us three rise to start the day together. In need of laughter and perspective? Settle in with us, join in with the joy.


2 Jul 2021

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Mel Jones (01/06/21)

Trailblazers with Stephanie Brantz

Steph Brantz chats to former Australian cricketer and current Fox Cricket host and commentator Mel Jones


5 Jun 2021

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The Brown Girl's Guide podcast S2: Episode 3 - An off-script chat with Mel Jones

The Brown Girl's Guide podcast

In this episode we chat to the lovely Mel Jones about growing up on the Cape Flats, being a woman of colour, claiming your place and being proud of who you are. So this one is very different for a number of reasons. For a start, at an hour long it’s much longer than any of our other episodes. Also, other than adding a jingle at the start and the end, we didn’t edit this one bit at all. We didn’t remove any “umms”, any “ahhs” or anything else we didn’t want in this conversation. We had such a fun and informative chat with Mel that we simply didn’t want to water it down. This is us, raw and unedited. We hope you enjoy listening to this conversation as much as we enjoyed having it. It’s a good one! What are we drinking?https://www.checkers.co.za/c-2346/All-Departments/Drinks/Wine?q=%3Arelevance%3AbrowseAllStoresFacetOff%3AbrowseAllStoresFacetOff%3Abrand%3AOdd%2BBins&text=# False Bay Pinotage Follow Mel JonesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/meljonescomic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelJonesComic Head to her channels to find out how you support her, attend her shows and just generally be entertained by her. We would love to hear more from you, your feedback, comments and any ideas you have for future episodes. Connect with us through any of the channels below: Twitter: https://twitter.com/BGGpod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/browngirlsguidepodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/browngirlsguidepod/ Email: info@browngirlsguide.co.za All the places you can listen to the podcast: Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brown-girls-guide-podcast/id1548194989?itsct=podcast_box&itscg=30200 Google podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9pb25vLmZtL3Jzcy9jaGFuLzYwMDQ?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiwgMLL-qLuAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQEA Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Kyd38f3wRbM59K9NEtbmX YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2uYiRMXXTjeSRKMgarvwvA Jingle music: Rétro - Gravity; Pixabay Facebook · Instagram · Twitter · YouTube


4 May 2021

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Meet Director & Producer Mel Jones Behind "Leimert Park" Series

She's So Reel

We have a gem in the house—Mel Jones is a multi-talented producer, writer and director. The Howard University alum holds a Bachelor of Science in Radio, Television and Film and later earned her Master of Fine Arts in Producing at the American Film Institute. Mel worked for Stephanie Allain’s Homegrown Pictures for 8 years and rose through the ranks serving as the President of Production for 5 years. She produced a film each year of her tenure. Jones’ credits include Sundance Film Festival hits, such as Justin Simien’s Dear White People and Gerard McMurray’s Burning Sands. Subsequent films include Netflix original film Juanita starring Alfre Woodard and Blair Underwood and The Weekend starring Sasheer Zamata and Y'lan Noel which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Most recently, she served as director on Hulu's recently launched Initiative 29 in collaboration with Disney+ and ESPN+'s Black History Always, two new initiatives to tell and share more Black stories all year round. Jones is also in development on her feature film debut Us Again to be produced by Confluential Films.Mel made her directorial debut at Sundance with “Leimert Park,” a MACRO/Homegrown Pictures digital series and also produced for them the feature film Really Love which debuted at SXSW and AFI in 2020 which we will be talking more about today.  Let's dig into Mel's backstory, shall we?Mel Jones' 'Gram: @mellymel_jonesLeimert Park 'Gram: @LeimertSeriesLeimert Park Twitter: @LeimertSeriesLeimert Park Facebook: @LeimertSeriesLeimert Park Hashtag: #LeimertSeries SSR ‘Gram: @ajsoreelSSR Twitter: @shessoreelSSR Shownotes: https://shessoreel.com/episode/mel-jones/#ShesSoReel #AJsSoReel #STOPASIANHATE *This episode includes affiliate links for which I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you should you make a purchase. Read my disclaimer for further info --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/shessoreel/message


29 Apr 2021

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Mel Jones on Whateley (26/11/20)


Mel Jones joins Gerard to discuss the Melbourne Stars heading to the WBBL final.


25 Nov 2020

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Naughty Corner ( with Anne Hirsch and Mel Jones)

Agony Uncles

The Agony Uncles are back with special guests Anne Hirsch and Mel Jones to help solve your problems, which include how to get along with punchable colleagues and how to find love from more than just your pets. There’s also mourning over ripped jeans, lamenting the existence of soy milk, and handy tips on ironing clothes without an iron, and creating makeshift cheese cutters. Websites: http://www.brothersstreep.com/ https://www.annehirsch.co.za/ http://meljones.co.za/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/brothersstreep Email: info@brothersstreep.com


29 Oct 2020

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Mel Jones: People are more comfortable criticising full-time athletes

The Devlin Radio Show

Martin Devlin chats to prominent Australian cricket commentator Mel Jones about the recent White Ferns-Australia series in Melbourne, which saw the White Ferns comprehensively beaten in both the T20's and ODI's 3-0.


10 Oct 2020

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Cowboy Hat (with Anne Hirsch and Mel Jones)

Agony Uncles

Our resident Agony Uncles are joined by special guests Anne Hirsch and Mel Jones to help a grad student ace their job interview and find the best way for a nervous lover to introduce his tattooed girlfriend to his parents. They also navigate the perils of over sized smart phones and watching TV over the sound of crunchy snacks, and provide innovative solutions for getting rid of shoe odors, and stopping pets from destroying your pot plants. Websites: http://www.brothersstreep.com/ https://www.annehirsch.co.za/ http://meljones.co.za/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/brothersstreep Email: info@brothersstreep.com


9 Oct 2020

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SO2E01 - Mel Jones

The Middle of the Week Podcast

This is episode 1 of the second season of The Middle of the Week with a new, changed format, including: Sketch comedy featuring America's most reviled president Comedy from Wyatt Cenac (reproduced without permission) The Home Update news show And a conversation with SA comedian Mel Jones. Born and raised in Cape Town and a proud resident of Mitchell’s Plain, Mel Jones describes herself as "the favourite" of three siblings. She is a single mother, comedian, award-nominated producer and an energetic MC. Her career started taking flight when she was fondly received at the Spier Amphitheatre only 6 short weeks after doing her very first open mic slot. Since then, you may have heard her on the radio as co-presenter of a very popular morning show, seen her on SABC3's Comedy Showcase, the Phat Joe show, the King Size Comedy Tour, the Blacks Only Comedy Show, Mind The Gap, The Heavyweight Comedy Jam, Kings & Queens of Comedy, the critically acclaimed comedy & sketch show, Bitches, the Vodacom Funny Festival where she was their very first female host, Comedy Central and is hugely popular as a corporate comedian and MC. You can follow her on twitter www.twitter.com/meljonescomic or www.instagram.com/meljonescomic. If you have any feedback regarding the show, email me nelson@nelsonscomedy.com or any social media @nelsonscomedy

1hr 5mins

7 Oct 2020

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Mel Jones - Indie Film Producer behind DEAR WHITE PEOPLE and BURNING SANDS

Angle on Producers with Carolina Groppa

Mel Jones is a multitalented producer and director. A Howard University graduate, she earned her MFA at the American Film Institute in Producing. Jones worked in development at Participant Media under producer Jonathan King and marketing guru Ricky Strauss. A Project Involve Fellow, Jones assisted veteran producer and LA Film Festival director, Stephanie Allain – a gig which turned into a five-year stint as producer of Diversity Speaks, one of the festival’s signature programs. You may recall the legendary Stephanie Allain from episode 14 of the podcast. Give it a listen! She served Producer on Wade and Jesse Allain-Marcus’ FRENCH DIRTY, Gerard McMurray’s BURNING SANDS and Clark Johnson’s Netflix original film, JUANITA. She made her directorial debut with LEIMERT PARK, an indie episodic that premiered at Sundance 2018. During our hour together, she shares her journey on growing from an assistant to a producer at Homegrown Entertainment, dives deep into how she became an Associate Producer on Justin Simien’s Sundance hit, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, and divulges her secret to being a freaking ray of sunshine. Can’t wait to hear what you think of this week’s episode! Beijos, Caca


26 Jun 2020