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Michael Holstein

Michael Holstein

Head of Communications and General Counsel

 

Michael Holstein has run communications in the entertainment, non-profit, and corporate space for nearly 20 years. After starting his career in film marketing and writing for HBO’s The Wire, Michael earned his law degree and oversaw business affairs for WETA-TV in Washington, DC. Later, as Chief Content Officer for The Content Farm, Michael developed, curated, directed and produced award-winning original content for cable, digital, linear TV, and social media platforms, also overseeing all communications for shows, corporate clients, and campaigns. He then turned his attention to the non-profit world, serving as Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for America SCORES, and providing communication consulting services and content creation for several other non-profit organizations.    


Michael was a double major in communications and English at The University of Miami, received his law degree cum laude from Catholic University, and taught The Business of Entertainment at UCLA. Michael is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America, the Grammys, and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

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April Book Club Review

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Ciudad Morazán

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The Journey of a Banana, Part One

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