Casting Executive

Mel Walden


Mel is a Casting Executive at Studio Ramsay. She is responsible for heading up the casting of Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars, The Savoy (2nd series) and Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance.

Previously Mel has been a Casting Executive at Wall to Wall Media where she ran the casting of four series of Child Genius as well as Back in Time For Dinner/The Weekend, The Victorian Slum and Bring Back Borstal. At Electric Ray she led the casting team on two series of Million Pound Menu. She has also spent the last three years finding stories for the Stand Up To Cancer appeal films.

Mel devises and implements bespoke casting and welfare protocols for all her projects, establishing best practices around duty of care and compliance, and she works closely with Commissioning Editors and their legal teams. She has also fronted for the last two years a Pact course in ‘Inclusivity In Casting’ and been a Pact Next Level mentor.