Research Guide

Resources & References for Writers

The WGA knows better than most that writing projects don’t just materialize out of thin air. Writers pour countless hours of research into their work in order to make their finished product as honest and accurate as possible. In order to ease this research process, the Guild has compiled this list of organizational and professional entities. Writers can use this list of contacts as a quick-reference guide.

The inclusion of an organization or entity on this list does not in and of itself indicate endorsement by or affiliation with the Guild.

Table of Contents


GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
Federal

Department of Defense

Department of Defense Acronyms and Dictionary of Military Terms
General Contact
Office of Public Affairs (Army Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps)
Philip Strub
Director, Entertainment Media
Department of Defense
The Pentagon, Room 2E592
Washington, DC 20301-1400
(703) 695-2936 / FAX (703) 695-1149

Navy

Director, Navy Office of Information West
10880 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1220
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 235-7481 / FAX (310) 235-7856

Air Force

Website
Director, Secretary of the Air Force
Office of Public Affairs – Entertainment Liaison
10880 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1240
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 235-7511 / FAX (310) 235-7500
703-695-2936
saf.pacl.org@us.af.mil

Marine Corps

Director, Marine Corps Public Affairs
Motion Picture and Television Liaison
10880 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1230
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 235-7272 / FAX (310) 235-7274

Army

Federal Contact

U.S. Army Public Affairs
Media Relations Division
Office of the Chief of Public Affairs
1500 Army Pentagon, Room 1E475
Washington, DC 20310-1500

Los Angeles / Entertainment Industry Contact

Chief, Office of Army Chief of Public Affairs
Los Angeles Branch
10880 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 235-7621 / FAX (310) 235-6075

Army Public Affairs (OCPA) Contacts:

Office Website
Department of Defense – Press Operations: 703.697.5131
Public Affairs Northeast (OCPA New York): 212.784.0112
Army Entertainment Office (OCPA West): 310-279-8342 | Website

Media Query Contacts by Subject:

Operations, intelligence, and logistics – 703.697.7662 or 703.697.5343
Weapons, environment, and technology – 703.693.5084 or 703.697.7592
Personnel and human resources – 703.695.0373 or 703.693.7859

Air Traffic Control

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Office

Office of Public Affairs
800 Independence Avenue, SW Room 908
Washington, DC 20591
202.267.3883

Eastern Region

1 Aviation Plaza, Room 542
Jamaica, NY 11434-4809
Phone: (718) 553-3015
Eastern Region Public Affairs Contacts
Arlene Salac – Arlene.Salac@faa.gov
Jim Peters – Jim.Peters@faa.gov

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

Website

Federal Headquarters

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
ATTN: Public Affairs Division
99 New York Avenue, NE, Room 5.S-144
Washington, DC 20226
Media Contacts
Office of Public and Governmental Affairs
April Langwell
Chief, Public Affairs Division
Voice: (202) 648-8686

Frank Kelsey
Deputy Chief, Public Affairs Division
Voice: (901) 331-4121

Janice L. Kemp
Public Affairs Specialist
(202) 648-7953, Direct
Janice.L.Kemp@usdoj.gov

New York Division

New York Group VI (Industry Operations)
Financial Square
32 Old Slip, Suite 3500
New York, New York 10005
Media Contact
Matthew Fleming
Public Information Officer
Voice: (646) 335-9000
Fax: (646) 335-9001

United States Coast Guard

1st District Northeast Public Affairs Detachment New York
1 South Street
New York, NY 10004
212.514.4291

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Office of Congressional and Public Affairs
National Media & Press Inquiries: 202-307-7977
New York Media & Press Inquiries: Erin Mulvey; 212-337-2906
Office of Training
P.O. Box 1475
Quantico, Virginia 22124-1475
703.632.5000

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

www.FBI.gov
Betsy Glick
Office of Public Affairs
Investigative Publicity and Public Affairs Unit
betsy.glick@ic.fbi.gov
202.324.5348
National Press Office: 202-304-3691
New York Press Office: 212-384-2100
General Inquiries: public.affairs@ic.fbi.gov

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Federal Headquarters

500 C St., SW Washington, DC 20472
FEMA Newsdesk, 202.646.3272
FEMA-News-Desk@dhs.gov

FEMA Region II – New York

26 Federal Plaza, Suite 1337
New York, NY 10278-0002
External Affairs Information Desk: 212.680.8516
Press Contact: Kristina Simpson (kristina.simpson@dhs.gov)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Office of Multimedia
202.282.8010
multimedia@dhs.gov
mediainquiry@hq.dhs.gov
http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/structure/editorial_0821.shtm

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Brandon A. Montgomery
ICE Entertainment & Multimedia Office of Public Affairs Washington, DC
baalvare@ice.dhs.gov
202.732.4242
General Media Inquiries: ICEmedia@ice.dhs.gov

Veterans Administration

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20420
Media Relations
202.461.7600
Va.media.relations@va.gov


GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
State & City

Fire Department of New York (FDNY)

www.FDNY.org

James Long
Public Affairs Director – Press Office
718.999.2056

New York City Board of Education

Office of Communications & Media Relations
52 Chambers Street, Room 314
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212.374.5141
Fax: 212.374.5584

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME)

Website
www.facebook.com/madeinny
www.twitter.com/madeinny
Julie Menin, Commissioner
Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
1697 Broadway, 6th floor
New York, NY
212.489.6710 main
212.307.6237 fax
Send an email: Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting

NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME)

Director of Public Affairs
publicaffairs@ocme.ny.gov
Media Inquiries: 212.447.2041
General Inquiries: 212.447.2030

Office of Emergency Management, NYC (OEM)

165 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Press office: 718.422.4888
http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/home/home.shtml

New York Police Department (NYPD)

NYPD Midtown North Precinct

Officer Joe Dunne
Community Outreach Officer/Patrol Officer
212.767.8400, select ‘0’
Availability: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11:00am to 3:30pm.

Office of Deputy Commissioner, Public Information

One Police Plaza Room 1320
New York, NY 10038
Attn: DCPI
NYPD Public Information Contacts
DCPI@NYPD.org
646-610-6700

New York City Public Advocate

1 Centre Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10007
212.669.7200
Media Inquiries
Morgan Rubin
Press Secretary
212-669-4743
newsunit@publicadvocate.nyc


MEDICAL INFORMATION

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Association

Alz.org
312-335-4078
media@alz.org

Anesthesiologists

The American Board of Anesthesiology

www.theaba.org
Michele Pore, M.B.A.
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
(919) 745-2283
michele.pore@theABA.org

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Media Contacts
Theresa Hill, MS
Director of Public Relations
T.hill@asahq.org

Amy Williams, MSIMC
Director of Marketing & Communications
A.williams@asahq.org

General Contact
ASA Communications Office
847.825.5586
communications@asahq.org

American Medical Association

Media Inquiries
312.464.4430
Link to email questions:
http://www.ama-assn.org/eform/submit/media-inquiries

Blindness and Low Vision

Lighthouse International

Website
111 E. 59th St
New York NY 10022-1202

Cancer

National Cancer Institute

Media Relations Branch
Building 31, Room 10A25
31 Center Drive, MSC 2580
Bethesda, MD 20892-2980
202-760-6600
http://www.cancer.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30333
Media Inquires: 404.639.3286
General:  800.232.4636
Media@cdc.gov

FDNY – Mobil CPR Training Unit

Website
718.281.3888

Diabetes

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

Media Relations
26 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Media Contact:
CJ Volpe
National Director, Public Relations & Communications
212-401-2136
Cvolpe@jdrf.com
Website: http://www.jdrf.org

American Diabetes Association

2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202
Media Contact:
Michelle Kirkwood
Vice President, Strategic Communications & Public Relations
Mkirkland@diabetes.org
Press@diabetes.org
703.549.1500

Disability Issues

Disabilities Network of NYC

c/o Fund for the City of New York
Lawrence Carter-Long
Executive Director
121 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013
212.925.6675 ext. 293
Lawrence@dnnyc.net
http://www.dnnyc.net

Wheels of Progress

George Gallego
Founder & CEO
1325 Fifth Ave. Suite 4B New York, NY 10029
347.645.3265
www.wheelsofprogress.org

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation

8301 Professional Place
Landover, MD 20785
800.332.1000
Media Contact
Ken Lowenberg
Vice President – Communications & Digital Strategy
Klowenberg@efa.org
301-918-3773

Genetic Counseling

National Society of Genetic Counselors

www.nsgc.org
401 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
312.673.5912 nsgc@nsgc.org
Media Contact
Rachel Bowen, Public Communicaitons Inc.
Rbowen@pcipr.com | 312.558.1770

Public Health Topics

Hollywood, Health & Society at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center

https://hollywoodhealthandsociety.org
Twitter: @HollwdHealth
Facebook: HollywoodHealth
Provides entertainment industry professionals with accurate and timely information for health storylines.
Primary Contact
Kate Langrall Folb
Director
8383 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
323.782.3321
Kate.Folb@usc.edu 
General Contact
(323) 782-3323
hhs@usc.edu
Climate Change Initiative Contact
Roberta Cruger
Program Specialist
323.782.3325
roberta.cruger@usc.edu

Athletics

National Athletic Trainers’ Association

www.nata.org
1620 Valwood Parkway, Suite 115
Carrollton, TX 75006
Primary Contact
Ellen Satlof
PR Manager
214.637.6282 ext. 159
ellen@nata.org

General Medical Information

Mayo Clinic

Karl Oestreich
Media Relations Director
507.293.0967
oestreich.karl@mayo.edu
Newsroom
507-284-5005 | newsbureau@mayo.edu
Websites by category: 
Diseases and Conditions www.Mayoclinic.com
Medical Research and Physician Education Programs www.Mayo.edu
Treatment Approaches www.Mayoclinic.org

Organ Donors

United Network for Organ Sharing

Website
Mary Beth Murphy
Director of Communications
700 North 4th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
804.782.4800
News Bureau 804.782.4730 | newsroom@unos.org

Orthopaedic Surgery

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

ww.aaos.org
Lauren Pearson Riley
Manager, Public and Media Relations
847.384.4031
pearson@aaos.org | media@aaos.org

Planned Parenthood

Office of Arts and Entertainment Engagement
Caren Spruch
Director
212.261.4631
Caren.spruch@ppfa.org


RELIGIOUS INFORMATION

Buddhism

Chakrasambara Buddhist Center
322 Eighth Ave, Suite 502
New York, NY 10001
212.924.6706
cbc@meditationinnewyork.org
www.meditationinnewyork.org

Christianity

American Baptist Association

4605 N. State Line Avenue
Texarkana, TX 75503
907.792.2783
http://www.abaptist.org/home.shtml

National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. 

Baptist World Center Headquarters
1700 Baptist World Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37207
Phone: 615.228.6292
Toll Free: 866.531.3054

Southern Baptist Convention

www.SBC.net
Link to email inquiry http://www.sbc.net/press/

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York

Media Relations
Office of Communications
212.371.1011 Ext. 2990
http://www.ny-archdiocese.org/

United Church of Christ

National Office
700 Prospect Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115
The Rev. J. Bennett Guess
Director of Communication
Phone: 216.736.2173
Fax: 216.736.2223 guessb@ucc.org

Christian Science

Media Contact (USA)
Allison Doty 617.283.1644
dotya@christianscience.com
Media Contact (International)
Tony Lobl
+44.7765.255094
loblt@christianscience.com
Committee on Publication Manager of the Committee Phil Davis
617.450.2000
www.christianscience.com

Episcopal Church Center

815 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017
212.716.6136, 6137; 800.334.7626, ext. 6136, ext. 6137
Reference Links http://www.episcopalchurch.org/infoline_87499_ENG_HTM.htm
Research & Statistics http://www.episcopalchurch.org/109378_ENG_HTM.htm

Evangelical

National Association of Evangelicals
PO Box 23269
Washington, DC 20026
Phone: 202.789.1011

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

ELCA Commission for Multicultural Ministries
8765 W. Higgins Rd. Chicago, IL 60631-4185
Shenandoah Gale
Director for Anti-Racism Commitment
Phone: 773.380.28362
800.638.3522 x 2862

United Methodist Church

Office of Public Information
810 12th Avenue S. Nashville, TN 37203
Media contact:
Ben Rhodes
615.742.5411
brhodes@umcom.org
www.umcpresscenter.org
www.umc.org

Presbyterian

ByFaith Magazine
The Web Magazine of the
Presbyterian Church in America Richard Doster
ddoster@byfaithonline.com

Website
678.825.1025

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)

Public Affairs
Ahmad Corbitt
212.580.1919
CorbittAS@ldschurch.org
www.LDS.org

Pentecostal Tabernacle International

18415 NW 7th Ave. Miami, FL 33169
305.651.9696
pentabnm@aol.com

Hinduism

Arsha Bodha Center

84 Cortelyous Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
732.940.4008
info@arshabodha.org

Judaism

Jewish Reconstructionist Federation

Beit Devora
101 Greenwood Ave. Suite 430
Jenkintown, PA 19046
215.885.5601
Communications Associate
Victoria Cangelosi
215.885.5601 ext. 28
http://jrf.org/

Orthodox Union

11 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Director of Communications and Marketing
David Olivestone
212.613.8221
davido@ou.org

Stephen Steiner
Director of Public Relations
212.613.8318
steiners@ou.org
http://www.ou.org/

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

820 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017-4504
Telephone: 212.533.7800
http://www.uscj.org/index1.html

Union for Reform Judaism

633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-6778
212.650.4000
Marketing and Outreach Specialist
Rabbi Victor Appell
212.650.4144
vappell@urj.org
http://urj.org/

Baha’i

Baha’i National Center

1233 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Media Contacts
Glen Fullmer or Ellen Price
847.733.3559 ooc@usbnc.org
Media Inquiries (National and International Affairs)
For questions on persecution of Baha’is in Iran or other Muslim countries,
Baha’i involvement at the U.N., in promotion of human rights, advancement of women, sustainable development, religious freedom and other public policy issues.
Ariel Olson Surowidjojo
202.833.8990
USBahaiMedia@usbnc.org
www.usbnc.org

Islam

Collections & Stories of American Muslims

Amir Muhammad
2524 Elvans Road, SE Washington, DC 20020
http://muslimsinamerica.org

MOST Resource

Production Department
USC School of Cinematic Arts,
Steven Spielberg Building
Los Angeles, CA 90089
323.848.8823
www.mostresource.org
As Muslim themes and characters appear more often in television and film, writers and producers face a complex challenge: presenting multidimensional characters and stories that transcend stereotypes. MOST offers a resource service — fast facts, polls, research, experts—about Islam and the Muslim world.

Unity Productions Foundation (UPF)

P.O. Box 650458
Potomac Falls, VA 20165-0458
Fax 703.738.7044
outreach@upf.tv
The mission of Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) is to create peace through the media. A nonprofit organization founded in 1999, UPF produces documentary films for both television, broadcast, online viewing, and theatrical release, and implements long-term educational campaigns aimed at increasing understanding between people of different faiths and cultures, especially between Muslims and other faiths.

Scientology

Church of Scientology International

6331 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6329
323.960.3500
Public Relations Director
Ms. Karin Pouw
VP for Cultural Affairs
Edward Parkin

Unitarian

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

25 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
617.742.2100
Janet Hayes
Public Relations Director
617.948.4386
jhayes@uua.org

John Hurley
Director of Communications
617.948.6131
jhurley @ uua.org

General Religious Information

Religious Tolerance

www.religioustolerance.org

Religious Facts

www.religionfacts.com


DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts

http://inclusioninthearts.org/
Twitter: @InclusionArts
Facebook: Facebook.com/InclusionInTheArts
1560 Broadway, Suite 709
New York, NY 10036
212.730.4750
info@inclusioninthearts.org
Disability Advocate
Christine Bruno
cbruno@inclusioninthearts.org
Disability Associate / Programming Associate
David Harrell
dharrell@inclusioninthearts.org

Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA

http://www.bunchecenter.ucla.edu
160 Haines Hall
Box 951545
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1545
310.825.7403
Hollywood Diversity Report
The Bunche Center was established as an Organized Research Unit (ORU), with the mission to develop and strengthen African American Studies through five primary organizational branches: research, academic programs, library and media center, special projects, and publications.

Ghetto Film School

Educates, develops and celebrates the next generation of great American storytellers. In Partnership With Untitled-1.

GFS Roster
About the GFS Roster
roster@ghettofilm.org

Media Contact
Breanna Butler, Hiltzik Strategies
bbutler@hstrategies.com

LGBTQ+ Issues

Lambda Legal

www.lambdalegal.org
Media Contact
Amanda Remus
Senior Public Information Officer
212-809-8585 x 266
aremus@lambdalegal.org
Glossary of LGBTQ+ Terms

Wingspan

St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church
100 N. Oxford St.
St. Paul, MN 55104-6540
Pastor Anita Hill and Pastor Keith Olstad
Phone: 651.224.3371
Email:office@stpaulref.org

Women in the Arts & Media, Inc. (WAM) 

Shellen Lubin, Co-President
Leslie Shreve, Co-President
244 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2932
New York, NY 10010
212.592.4511
info@womenartsmediacoalition.org
www.womenartsmediacoalition.org


MUSEUMS & LIBRARIES

American Museum of Natural History

www.amnh.org
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
Ann Canty
Senior Vice President for Communications, Marketing & Digital
acanty@amnh.org
212-769-5149

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
212.294.8301
www.cjh.org

City Hall Library

Supervising Librarian Christine Bruzzese,
31 Chambers Street, Room 112
New York, NY 10007
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am to 4pm
Tuesday, Friday: 10 AM to 12 PM
call 311 or 212.63.9675 (outside of New York)
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/about/chlibrary.shtml

The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park
New York, NY 10040
212.923.3700
cloisters@metmuseum.org
http://www.metmuseum.org/cloisters
Press Inquiries communications@metmuseum.org
212.570.395

El Museo del Barrio

Communications Officer Inés Aslan
212.660.7102
iaslan@elmuseo.org
www.elmuseo.org

The Jewish Museum

Anne Scher
Director of Communications
1109 5th Ave,
New York, NY 10128
212.423.3271
pressoffice@thejm.org www.thejm.org

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

97 Orchid Street
New York, NY
Press: 212.431.0233 Ext. 235
press-inquiry@tenement.org
www.tenement.org

Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198
212.535.7710
http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/general_information/
Press Inquiries communications@metmuseum.org
212.570.395

The New York Public Library

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018
The New York Public Library
Press Inquiries
212.592.7700
www.nypl.org

New York Public Library

The Digital Library
to unique and rare materials from the
New York Public Library
http://www.nypl.org/collections

Library for the Performing Arts

New York Public Library
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-7498
212.870.1630

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum

Betsy Ennis
Director, Media and Public Relations
345 Hudson Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10014-4502
212.423.3840
pressoffice@guggenheim.org

The Morgan Library & Museum

Communications and Marketing department
212.590.0311
media@themorgan.org

Museum for African Art

3601 43rd Ave, Fl 3
Long Island City
education@africanart.org
718.784.7700

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
Collections & Research Center:
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013
212.619.4785
press@mocanyc.org

The Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Department of Communications
212.708.9431
Pressoffice@moma.org
http://press.moma.org/

Museum of the Moving Image

Carl Goodman
Executive Director
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106
718.784.0077
www.movingimage.us

New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th Street
Queens, NY 11368-2950
Media Relations
718.699.0005 ext. 323 or ext. 342.

The Paley Center for Media

25 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Public Affairs & Programs
Carrie Oman
212.621.6785
coman@paleycenter.org
www.paleycenter.org

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037-1801
212.491.2200
http://www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg

Whitney Museum of American Art

945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
Press Office
pressoffice@whitney.org
212.570.3633


SCIENCE

Physics

Inside Science | News Service of the American Institute of Physics

Emilie Lorditch
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3843 phone: 301.209.3029
Fax: 301.209.0846
elorditc@aip.org
http://insidescience.org

Nature Conservancy

Scott Anderson
Associate Director, Media Relations
703.841.8779
202.441.7634
scott_anderson@TNC.ORG
www.nature.org


OTHER

American Civil Liberties Union

Briana Ryan
Media Relations Liaison
125 Broad St.,
New York, NY 10004
212.519.7894
mediaBR@aclu.org
www.aclu.org

Social Impact Topics

UCLA Global Media Center for Social Impact

Website
Free, on-demand access for the entertainment industry to leading experts and cutting-edge resources on a range of topics.
Main Contact
Carla Denly
Assistant Dean for Communications
cdenly@support.ucla.edu
gmi@ph.ucla.edu

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