Melissa K. Frankel


Lead Buyer for the following Television Series:

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation seasons 1-5, 7
Eli Stone
Samantha Who?
Side Order of Life
E Ring
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Andy Barker, PI
Spyder Games
G vs E: Good vs Evil
100 Deeds of Eddie McDowd
The Jersey
The Sausage Factory
Laws of Nature

Feature Films:

Dance Flick - Lead Buyer
Unaccompanied Minors - Lead Buyer and Leadman for Los Angeles crew
The Sleepy Time Gal - Art Director
How to Make the Cruelest Month - Set Decorator
The Night Caller - Set Decorator
Angel’s Dance - Buyer / Set Dresser
Time Code - Draper
Ballad of the Nightingale - Draper / Set Dresser
Splendor - Shopper / Set Dresser
The Tourist Trap - Shopper / Set Dresser
Club Vampire - Assistant prop master / on-set dresser

Set Decorator for the following Television Commercials:

Kinko’s - Set Decorator
Jenny Craig - Set Decorator
Disney Americast - Set Decorator
Toshiba - Set Decorator
Home Base - Set Decorator


Intiman Theatre Seattle, WA - Prop Master
The Empty Space Theatre Seattle, WA - Prop Master
Seattle Shakespeare Festival Seattle, WA - Prop Master
Arena Stage Washington, DC - Prop Maintenance, Backstage Run Crew
Goodspeed Opera House East Haddam, CT - Prop Maker, Run Crew
ACT: A Contemporary Theater Seattle WA - Prop Maker / Seamstress / Spot Operator
The Mark Taper Forum Los Angeles, CA - Shopper

Theme Park / Museum / Print Ads

Universal Studios Japan “Waterworld” Prop Maker
Titanic World Tour of Sets and Costumes Shopper, Decorator
Sea World “Shipwreck” Shopper
Pavilions / Vons Supermarket Assistant Prop Stylist
Bon Appetit Assistant Prop Stylist
Esquire Assistant Prop Stylist
Columbus Ohio Museum of Science and Industry Set Decorator “Progress”


East Los Angeles College, Architectural Drafting for Computer using Autocad
Otis College of Design, Fashion Draping
Wesleyan University Middletown, CT, Bachelors of Arts with Honors, Musicology and French
Germantown Friends School Philadelphia, PA High School

Additional qualifications include being detail oriented, enjoying doing online and telephone research, organizing, and working with my hands. I am a textile artist; my artwork is available for rent at Hollywood Studio Gallery, Omega, and Pinacoteka and is in the permanent collection of Kaiser Permanente in Irvine, CA.

Member of IATSE local 44



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