Women and Hollywood Joins IndieWIRE Blog Network

by Anne Thompson
January 19, 2011 9:15 AM
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Thompson on Hollywood
Please welcome Women and Hollywood to the indieWIRE blog network. It's an excellent fit. Melissa Silverstein is a swift and persistent cinephile who champions the female perspective. She shares info and insight about women filmmakers trying to get their films made and seen, as well as the legions of women who want to see these films. She's also the founder of the Athena Film Festival, which launches next month at Barnard in New York.

"I try to raise awareness of women's contributions to the entertainment industry and try to put women's voices out there that don't get heard and seen," says Silverstein, an unabashed feminist. "I value women who buy tickets and create entertainment in an important way."

Silverstein is excited about making the move to indieWIRE: "It shows that the work I have been doing for the last several years is ready to be seen in a new way, by a diverse audience. It takes the blog to a new level."

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  • AV | January 20, 2011 12:10 AMReply


  • JCK of Motherscribe Blog | January 19, 2011 10:21 AMReply

    Excellent move to include Women & Hollywood here. Melissa is continually posting dynamite interviews and thought provoking pieces. Congrats on getting her.

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