Amanda Biers-Melcher

is a 20-year resident of Burbank, the mother of a 21-year-old and a 16-year-old (although she could not possibly be that old ) and co-owner of a TV production company with her husband Steve. She’s worn many hats career-wise but she mostly fancies herself a writer. After earning a degree in Classics (that’s right, Latin) from Brown University — where she wrote for the Brown Daily Herald, the Associated Press and The Providence Journal — she decided she’d better do something slightly more useful than drinking Chianti Classico while translating Virgil and got a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. She also worked for Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)/NICAR at one point early in her career and broke a national story involving a party supply store, a prostitution ring and the Number One Willie Nelson impersonator in Branson, Missouri. But don’t get your hopes up. There probably isn’t anything like that going on in Burbank. . .

Oh, and the photo? That’s her toy poodle, Pamplemousse.

You’re welcome.


Greg Sousa

has lived in Burbank since the mid 90’s, and has spent the past 20 years working in the motion picture industry. Before moving to Burbank, Greg was a news reporter for a small town radio station.

A veteran of the United States Army, Greg holds a J.D. and an LL.M. in tax law. Greg is an advocate of good governance, but his real passion is posting pictures of his dog Reighley.