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Melissa Silverstein The White House Project

Melissa Silverstein is a media consultant and writer with 15 years experience in the non-profit and communications fields.  She specializes in the area of women issues, with an emphasis on women in popular culture.Currently, she edits the morning news briefing for the Women's Media Center, an organization dedicated to supporting women working in the media.  She is also working on a new start-up website, WomenFilmNet, which will be a dedicated to bringing more visibility to films by about and for women.

For the last eight years, Melissa has consulted on wide array of projects ranging from on-line marketing and web site development to event and film production as well as public education campaigns.  She also has extensive experience in public relations and communications, and organizational management and non-profit start-ups.  Some of her clients have included: Paramount Pictures; Miramax Films; Palm Pictures; Fox Searchlight Pictures; New Israel Fund; Jewish Women's Archive; Public Interest Media Group; Planned Parenthood Federation; Random House as well as several authors including: Christine Brennan; Neil Chethik; Roni Cohen Sandler; Marie C. Wilson; and Suzanne Braun Levine.

She was the founding Executive Director of The White House Project, a project created dedicated to expanding the opportunities for women in leadership and was the Chief of Staff at the Ms. Foundation for Women.

Melissa‚Äôs writing has been published in Women's Media Center; Alternet; Ms. Magazine; Swing; iVillage; Oxygen, and Pop & Politics, among others. Melissa spent her early career working in the theatre.  She holds an MFA in Theatre Management from Columbia University, and a BA from Brandeis University. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.