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Joe Seldner

Founder and President

Joe Seldner is a writer, producer, communications strategist, media, entertainment, business and politics veteran who has written and produced movies and television for HBO, and independently, been creative executive to actor Tom Hanks at Disney Studios, Assistant to the President of Columbia Pictures, and worked with leaders in many arenas for more than 30 years.


Acutely aware of the massive but overlooked problem of senior poverty, in 2017, he founded the non-profit Senior Poverty Prevention Project, aimed at raising awareness of, and creating solutions to the issue of senior poverty, which affects as many as half of the 100 million people in America over 50 who have no money saved for the 20, 30, 40 years they may live. 

Joe began his career as a journalist, earning a Pulitzer Prize nomination. His work – then and since - has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Magazine and dozens of other publications. He had been a regular blogger for the Huffington Post, writing more than 65 pieces about relationships, politics and social issues.


He has worked in prominent political positions, in Colorado, and as chief speechwriter for a former New Jersey governor, and as a senior communications advisor for various private and public organizations and individuals.


He has given dozens of seminars on screenwriting and idea development, been a judge and panelist at the Ivy Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and Bahamas Film Festival, and worked with scores of writers, actors and producers.


Joe climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in June 2013 (artificial hip and all!) and is always learning and seeking new challenges and adventures.


He has an MBA from Yale University and degrees in journalism and psychology from Columbia University. 


He raised his children on his own from very young ages. They are his best work.

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