Since 2010 we here at Alterniverse Comics have been helping to provide for Dutchess County children in need during the holidays. The Marines Toys for Tots program, founded in 1947, is an organization we feel passionate about and we make it a point to celebrate it. Please come out and join us with a new unwrapped toy or monetary donation this December!
Please drop off new unwrapped toys between the hours of 1pm and 5pm during the event, or bring a new, unwrapped toy to Alterniverse at 1164 Rte 9G in Hyde Park (we’re collecting now until December 23st).
Raffles and Silent Auctions (Cash only) will take place at the event as well.
Each week we will be showcasing a different celebrity guest.
This week we will be focusing on award-winning actress Mela Hudson.
Mela Hudson is an award winning actress from Poughkeepsie, New York known for Men in Black 3 (2012), Hits (2014), and The Sisterhood of Night (2014). She started acting in stage productions at the age of eight when she was cast as the lead in her elementary school’s play, and she continued to act on stage all through-out high school.
Progressing to motion picture, she then studied acting at Dutchess Community College where she focused her skill in multiple student films. In 2009 she was introduced to the New York Talent Club where she started to obtain professional on-set experience, working in independent films, TV commercials, music videos, and foreign films that were being shot locally. She has also trained professionally at the John Pallotta Studio of Acting, and Jordan Bayne’s Permission Playground in New York City.
Mela is also an avid producer, and screenwriter. She made her producer debut in 2013 for such films as Presence, and Resident Evil: Red Falls, which was highly recognized by CAPCOM and the Resident Evil franchise. She has also modeled in New York, and New Jersey. In 2012, Mela won a People’s Choice Award from the PMAC (Professional Models and Actors Consolidated) at the Mykel Coleman Studios out of 75 nominees nation-wide. Since then, she was nominated for a Shorty Award, and took home Best Supporting Broad at the 2015 Broad Humor Film Festival.
To add to her talents, Mela Hudson loves to sing and dance, making her a triple threat. At the age of four, she belonged to the Estelle and Alfonso Performing Arts Program, and the Betty Jean Studio where she was then able to perform on stage in huge venues such as the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. Music has also played a huge role in her life. She is a self-taught pianist, drummer, and cajon player. She also played the violin in elementary school but wasn’t allowed to continue after they realized she couldn’t read music, even though she always learned to play perfectly by ear.