Director Southampton Jewish Film Festival

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​Tina Silverman

Director Southampton Jewish Film Festival

 Currently Director of Development for the Chabad Southampton Jewish  Center, Tina is the architect and artistic director of the first  Southampton Jewish Film Festival, about to enter its second year.  Silverman’s successful track record includes working with senior  industry and government leaders as well as fundraising, public outreach,  and grassroots campaign experience. 


 A native New Yorker, Tina has a long and distinguished record of public  service.  Ms. Silverman served as an appointee in the Administration's  of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and on the  Congressional U.S.- China Commission. In the private sector, she held  numerous consulting positions to include Deputy Director to the former  United Nations Ambassador. 


 

She attended the American University in Paris, where her studies  included art history and international relations.  Subsequently, she  earned a Master’s Degree in International Business from George  Washington University.


 Ms. Silverman was an adjunct faculty member of the University of  Maryland. She has served on several community boards and commissions in  support of historic preservation in Virginia.  She now is on the Board  of the Southampton Cultural Center. 


 Prior to her government career, Tina was a professional actress and  dancer.  She was a member of Actor’s Equity and the Screen Actors  Guild.  Her credits include repertory theatre as well as training with  the George Balanchine School of Ballet.   


 She and her brother frequently collaborate on various art projects  centering on the family’s major art collection.  Most recently she  assisted on the roll out of the book and exhibition of the newly  discovered Leonardo Da Vinci portrait, La Bella Principessa.  Hobbies  include animal welfare, opera, and film history.  She speaks French and  Spanish.