By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 19, 2011 at 9:15AM
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."