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 Melissa Berton Biography

An Academy Award winning producer for Best Documentary Short (2019), Melissa Berton is a Los Angeles-based teacher and writer. For the past decade she has taught English at Oakwood Secondary School, where she inspired her students to make the film Period. End of Sentence. to raise awareness about the importance of menstrual health and education worldwide.

She is the CEO and founder of The Pad Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that “a period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education.” Berton has been a lifelong advocate for girls and women, serving as the faculty sponsor for Girls Learn International, a program of The Feminist Majority Foundation that advocates for equal access to education for all genders. She has thrice participated as a delegate to the Annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, where she oversaw the largest delegation of students to the U.N. from any one high school in the country.

A published poet, she was assistant editor at The Antioch Review for many years. Her screenplay Do Not Go Gentle, about the poet Dylan Thomas, had a live reading at the Geffen Theater in 2016, with Jack Black playing the role of Dylan Thomas. Berton took her BA from UCLA and her MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College. She is the recipient of the 2019 Eleanor Roosevelt Global Women’s Rights Award.

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Melissa Berton

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Melissa Berton Biography

An Academy Award winning producer for Best Documentary Short (2019), Melissa Berton is a Los Angeles-based teacher and writer. For the past decade she has taught English at Oakwood Secondary School, where she inspired her students to make the film Period. End of Sentence. to raise awareness about the importance of menstrual health and education worldwide.

She is the CEO and founder of The Pad Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that “a period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education.” Berton has been a lifelong advocate for girls and women, serving as the faculty sponsor for Girls Learn International, a program of The Feminist Majority Foundation that advocates for equal access to education for all genders. She has thrice participated as a delegate to the Annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, where she oversaw the largest delegation of students to the U.N. from any one high school in the country.

A published poet, she was assistant editor at The Antioch Review for many years. Her screenplay Do Not Go Gentle, about the poet Dylan Thomas, had a live reading at the Geffen Theater in 2016, with Jack Black playing the role of Dylan Thomas. Berton took her BA from UCLA and her MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College. She is the recipient of the 2019 Eleanor Roosevelt Global Women’s Rights Award.

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  • "Period. End Of Sentence." wins Best Documentary Short Film
    Awkwafina and John Mulaney present Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton with the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film for "Period. End of Sentence."...
  • Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton in the Oscars 2019

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  • How to book Melissa Berton?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Melissa Berton for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Melissa Berton, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Melissa Berton or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Melissa Berton?

    Booking fees for Melissa Berton, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Melissa Berton, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Melissa Berton?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Melissa Berton for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Melissa Berton for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Melissa Berton or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Melissa Berton or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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  • "Period. End Of Sentence." wins Best Documentary Short Film
    Awkwafina and John Mulaney present Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton with the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film for "Period. End of Sentence." at the 91st Oscars in 2019.
    Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton in the Oscars 2019

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