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Agency/Department Contact
U.S. Air Force (310) 235-7511
Air Force Entertainment Liaison Office  
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Ginger Colbrun
(818) 265-2500
U.S. Coast Guard (310) 235-7817
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Anne Sittmann
CBP Public Affairs
(202) 325-24905
Main: (619) 216-4182
Diplomatic Security Service Angela French
Television, Motion Picture and Book Liaison
DSS Headquarters, U.S. Department of State
Office of Public Affairs
(571) 242-3526
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) SSA Ray Hall
FBI Office of Public Affairs
(410) 507-8109
Department of Homeland Security
ICE/Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Secret Service
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Office of Multimedia, Motion Pictures and Television
L.A. County Office of Education Paula Bridges
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs & Communications
(562) 922-6725
U.S. Navy Public Affairs
(310) 235-7481
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (310) 268-3340
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Foreign Policy and Counter Terrorism Global Outreach
Rainy Young
Director of the Office of Public Affairs

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Expertise Contact
Criminal Defense James Blatt
(310) 385-8066
Criminal Defense – Federal Robert M. Helfend
(310) 456-3317
Criminal Fraud Investigations, Fraud Schemes, Undercover Investigations and Civil Investigations John Auvinen Consulting & Investigations 
CA PI License No. PI 25580 
(707) 453-0178
Criminal Investigation & Police Procedure Detective Adam Richardson
Cyber Crime & Terrorism Nicholas Wooldridge, Esq.
LV Criminal Defense
(702) 623-6362
FBI Investigations
Homicide Cases
Financial Crimes
Illegal Gambling Rings
Ryan Blanch
(212) 736-3900
Insurance Fraud/White Collar Crime Aaron Spolin
Spolin Law Firm
(310) 424-5816
Medical Law Melissa Neiman, M.D., J.D. Board Certified Neurosurgeon
(832) 289-9610
Personal Injury Inna Demin
Personal Injury/Elder Law Jason Neufeld
(800) 379-8326

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Expertise Contact
African American & Black Issues, Criminal Justice Kristen Marston
Color of Change Hollywood
Culture & Entertainment Advocacy Director
Chinese Culture Samuel Chong
(626) 487-8909
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Maria Monte de Rey
California Association of the Deaf (CAD) LA
(818) 356-8215  
Disabilities (Disabled Writers) David Radcliff
Chair, WGAW Disabled Writers Committee
Communications Department
(323) 933-2240
Parents, Families and Friends
of Lesbians and Gays
(202) 467-8180
fax: (202) 467-8194
Social Justice Storyline Partners
Sanaz Alesafar
Program Director

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Expertise Contact
Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Association
(312) 335-4078
Anesthesiologist (Surgical Services, Operating Room Management, and Perioperative Care) Irving Ye
(205) 370-8985
Cancer National Cancer Institute (NCI)
(240) 760-6600
DNA and Genetics Debra Robertson, Ph.D.
(858) 792-8019
Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and General Medical/Health Care Topics Michelle Shuffett, MD
(310) 995-6075
Health, Safety and Security Hollywood, Health & Society at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center
(323) 782-3311
Homebirth Laura Shanley
(303) 521-5848
Lymphoma Nichole Musumeci
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Director of Communications/Public Relations
(212) 349-2910
(310) 204-7040
Medical Experts, Malpractice, Criminal and Civil Cases Jane R. Leavy
(954) 346-6591
Neuroscience Patrick Chen, Ph.D
(949) 233-8691
Neurosurgery Melissa Neiman, M.D., J.D. Board Certified Neurosurgeon
(832) 289-9610
Organ Donation and Transplantation Tenaya Wallace
Donate Life Hollywood (DLH)
(310) 359-3631
Organ Tissue Donation and Transplantation Elizabeth Flynn
(310) 770-3842
Pediatrics, Primary Care and Minority Populations Health April Khadijah Inniss, MD, MSc
(857) 971-0915
Public Health
(Infectious Disease, Climate Change, Gun Violence, Homelessness)
Carla Denly, Associate Dean for Marketing and Communications
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
(310) 941-2879

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Expertise Contact
Addiction and Recovery SMART Recovery
Tom Horvath, Ph.D.
(858) 546-1100 x222
Bipolar Disorder (415) 281-3100
Mental Health, Media Education, Parenting Common Sense Media
(310) 689-7535
Mental Health, Media Education Mental Health Media Guide
Katherine Pieper
(213) 740-7213
Psychology (Mental Health Disorders, Personality, and Psychologists/Therapists) Allison Otto, PsyD
The Media Watch Committee
Society for Media Psychology and Technology
American Psychological Association
(610) 513-2118

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Expertise Contact
Catholicism Paulist Productions
(310) 454-0688
Judaism (Orthodox Judaism, Hasidic Judaism, Jewish culture or ritual) Allison Josephs
JITC Hollywood Bureau
(201) 613-2070
Mormonism Matt Ball
LDS Church Public Affairs, West Coast
(310) 475-7018
(800) 533-2444
(818) 388-9273
Muslims and Islam Sue Obeidi
Muslim Public Affairs Council's Hollywood Bureau
(323) 258-6722
Muslims and Islam Imran Anwar
(646) 50-IMRAN or (646) 504-6726
Theological Accuracy Paul Viggiano

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Expertise Contact
Animals & Production Amer. Humane Assoc. Film & TV Unit
“No Animals Were Harmed”
(818) 501-0123
Archaeology (310) 206-8934
Civic Leadership The Civic Leadership Storylines Project
Climate Storytelling & Resources/Sustainable Film & TV Production WGA/PGA Climate Storytelling Working Group
Green Production Guide
Computers (505) 913-9050
Corporate Finance (Finance, Securities, Hedge Funds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Banking, Private Equity, Venture Capital) Frank Hajdu
(917) 287-9035
Croquet (503) 838-5697
Gambling (Legal, Illegal, Bookmaking, Casinos, Cheating, Mob Influence) Geno Munari
(702) 236-4114
Gun Safety/Accurate Portrayals of Gun Violence Noelle Howey
Director Of Cultural Engagement,
Literacy (916) 324-7358
Science and Technology The Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences
(844) NEED-SCI
Search & Rescue Alice Stanley
(540) 582-5708
U.S. Navy & State Department Leonard Hennessy
(360) 840-8021
World War I (U.S.) Dan Dayton
U.S. World War I Centennial Commission
(202) 380-0725

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