Michael Holstein began his career in Miami, where he wrote for HBO’s The Wire, and worked in marketing and promotions on films such as The Rockand Independence Day. After a brief stint as a lawyer, and prior to focusing on creation and marketing of television and video content, Michael worked in music, managing and promoting bands, and co-owning a Nashville-based record label, SuperStar Records. He was also VP of Communications & Business Affairs for Troika Productions, a producer of Broadway, travelling and Las Vegas musical productions.
Michael returned to television in 2007, overseeing business affairs and producing for WETA-TV, one of the nation’s largest public television producers, where he worked on hundreds of shows, including In Performance At the White House, The PBS NewsHour, Finding Your Rootsand the documentaries of Ken Burns. Michael serves as Chief Content Officer The Content Farm, with offices in Washington D.C., New York and New Orleans, where he directs and produces award-winning content for cable, digital, linear TV and social media platforms, and has placed shows on Travel Channel, Ovation, Food Network, PBS, Bravo and others. Michael is presently in production on a Ray Charles tribute concert with the Grand Old Opry, and also working under an overall development and production deal with Los Angles’ Critical Content.
Michael was a communications major at The University of Miami, received his law degree from Catholic University, and has 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, and the Bar Associations of Virginia and the District of Columbia. A DC native, Michael enjoys rock climbing, surfing, and enthusiastically supports the Manchester City Football Club, the New Orleans Saints and The University of Miami Hurricanes.