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Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Melinda Darlington-Bach and Cynthia Pepper are partners in the highly sought after film and dance production company Xanadu Entertainment, Inc.


Consummate professionals Melinda Darlington-Bach and Cynthia Pepper are masters at blending music and rich ideas that have captured audiences for film, dance, theatre and opera. They have accrued a long list of awards and recognition from their distinguished careers as both filmmakers and choreographers. Their impeccable sense of innovation and style are reflected in many ways including several seasons for the prestigious Sesame Street. The multi-Emmy Award winning series is shown in 140 countries and translated to over 85 languages.


As a working member of SAG/AFTRA for over 25 years, Melinda has appeared on camera in over 65 national commercials, feature films, and industrials as well as choreographing over 20 commercials. Over the years, Cynthia has worked on 90 film projects, choreographed 14 Equity plays and produced 13 of her own children's film's that are in many collections of universities and museums. Xanadu Entertainment, has seven films in distribution with Amoeba TV and Facets International.


They collaborated with notable director, James Redford on his stellar documentary "The Big Picture" (screened at the Sundance Film festival and purchased by HBO). Once again, Xanadu produced and choreographed a dance/music film with singer Mavie Marcos with Mr. Redford at the director's helm. It has been viewed over 3 million times on various international platforms.


Xanadu Entertainment currently produces commercials for the Internet, dance interstitials for a television series, they teach acting on camera and filmmaking for teenagers. Check out the 2018 Game Plan link for current upcoming projects.


· Bay Area Critic's Circle Award
· Carlisle Project for Choreography
· Chicago International Children's
Film Festival (Honorable Mention)
· Dance Film Association Finishing Funds
· Dean Goodman Choice Award
· Marin Ballet Choreographic Fellowship
· Two Monticello Awards
for Outstanding Choreography
· National Foundation
for Achievement of the Arts
· Prix d'Or du Choreographie
· Riverwalk Film Festival
· Five Marin Arts Council
Individual Artist Grants
· Theatre Bay Area Award
for Choreography
· Bread & Roses
· American Express
· Union Bank