Thornley To Head Business Development for STORY, Accomplice

Thornley To Head Business Development for STORY, Accomplice

Melissa Thornley has been named to a new position as head of new business development for the Midwest markets for commericial production companies STORY and Accomplice Media. Thornley will market both companies’ diverse roster of commercial directors and creative talents to advertising and clients in Midwest markets.

Thornley previously was managing director of Beast•Method•Company 3 and prior to that was managing director for The White House Post, alternatively in their Chicago, New York and London offices. She is currently working in new business development for Hum Music, a position she will hold concurrently with her new role at STORY and Accomplice. Thornley has also begun contributed to SCREEN with her "Beyond the Spot" interview series.

“We couldn’t be more delighted to be working with Melissa,” says, STORY’s EP, Mark Androw. Androw became acquainted with Thornley though Melissa’s multiple industry activities including, AICP/Midwest Board, Chicago International Film Festival, Midwest Independent Film Festival and Women in Film.
“Melissa is a very good community citizen, giving generously of her time and expertise to many worthwhile organizations. She is highly respected and admired in the community and we are extremely happy and excited to have her as part of our team."

“The talent at STORY and Accomplice Media truly inspires me," Thornley says. "The directors come from all parts of the world as well as my favorite city in the world – Chicago. I am thrilled about the opportunity to collaborate with Mark and his teams.”