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'In Her Voice,' New Ebook by Women and Hollywood's Melissa Silverstein, Collects More Than 40 Interviews with Women Directors

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 9, 2013 at 1:03PM

Indiewire's own Women and Hollywood editor Melissa Silverstein has just published an ebook, "In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing," a collection of more than 40 interviews with feature and documentary women filmmakers from around the world.
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Cover detail from Melissa Silverstein's "In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing"
Cover detail from Melissa Silverstein's "In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing"

Indiewire's own Women and Hollywood editor Melissa Silverstein has just published an ebook, "In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing," a collection of more than 40 interviews with feature and documentary women filmmakers from around the world.

Interviewees include Sally Potter ("Ginger & Rosa"), Debra Granik ("Winter's Bone"), Courtney Hunt ("Frozen River"), Callie Khouri ("Mad Money"), Lone Scherfig ("An Education") and Lynn Shelton ("Touchy Feely"). 

The book, which is also available as a paperback through Amazon, is Silverstein's first, and is intended as part of a growing canon of writings, interviews and events from Women and Hollywood.

Silverstein is also the co-founder and artistic director of the Athena Film Festival, an annual fest at New York City's Barnard College highlighting women and leadership.  


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.