company profile

MF Productions is a comprehensive special events production firm focusing on unique and creative projects for the fine arts and philanthropic organizations as well as the performing arts, literary, education, humanitarian, environmental and corporate communities in New York. Melissa Feldman, President of MF Productions, is a special events producer with a background in arts administration. In January of 1997, Melissa Feldman formed MF Productions, the natural outgrowth of her personal success in producing arts related special events.

Now in its 21st year, MF Productions has worked with many prominent arts organizations in producing a number of multi-faceted events in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Texas and abroad. The company also works with many private individuals who share an interest in the arts and want this to be reflected in their private events.

In the past years MF Productions has worked on a variety of exciting and prestigious events. Highlights include: the American Patrons of Tate Artist Dinners, held every three years to bring together the leading group of contemporary American artists and their patrons to celebrate the Tate’s collection and raise funds for new acquisitions. MF Productions was pleased to produce the Tate Americas Foundation Artists Dinner in May 2007, 2010, 2013, as well as 2016. The dinners are chaired and attended by some of the most prominent New Yorkers and patrons of the arts. For the past 11 years, MF Productions has produced The Kitchen’s Spring Benefit, these have been held in a variety of essential New York venues. The events have honored both greatly influential artists and musicians. Some of the recent honorees include St. Vincent, Philip Glass, Robert Longo, Kim Gordon, Dan Graham, Charles Atlas and Dara Birnbaum. The Kitchen’s after parties have included DJ sets from James Murphy of DFA/LCD Soundsystem, Holy Ghost! and Nicolas Jaar, Jake Meginsky, Lady Bunny and Venus X. In 2012, 2014 and 2016 MF Productions produced Perfect Earth Project’s, a non-profit organization that promotes toxin-free land management, first fundraising event, as well as the subsequent two. The afternoon events were held at Cindy Sherman’s home on Accabonac Harbor in East Hampton. The events have featured farm-fresh picnics and outdoor concerts with performances by incredible musicians, such as Rufus Wainright and Debby Harry. Additionally, MF Productions helped the Royal Academy America host their 2015 Gala. The event honored Gavin Patterson, Cornelia Parker OBE RA, Jeff Koons Hon RA and Usher Raymond IV and featured an architecturally inspired dinner by Creative Edge Parties. MF Productions also helped to produce their 2016 Gala at the landmark Hearst Tower honoring the building’s architect; Lord Norman Foster, Jenny Holzer Hon, and Andrew & Paula Liveris. Both Galas were sponsored by Moët Hennessey.