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Women and Hollywood


Melissa Silverstein is the founder and editor of Women and Hollywood, one of the most respected sites for issues related to women and film as well as other areas of pop culture. Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry.

She is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Athena Film Festival. The 4th annual festival took place from February 6-9, 2014 at Barnard College in NYC.

Melissa recently published the first book from Women and Hollywood, In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing, which is a compilation of over 40 interviews that have appeared on the site.

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Women and Hollywood

Women in Film-LA to Honor the Leaders of Its PSA Program

The PSA program has mentored and trained over 4000 members while gifting $18 million of donations to charities nationwide.
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  • June 3, 2014 12:22 PM
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June 2014 Film Preview

The much anticipated "Obvious Child" and "The Fault In Our Stars" will finally be released.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 3, 2014 11:14 AM
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Submit Your Film to the Athena Film Festival

The Athena Film Festival is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women's leadership in real life and the fictional world.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 2, 2014 11:48 AM
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Maleficent Soars to the Top of the Box Office with $170 Mil in Global Ticket Sales

To the surprise of no one (except maybe studio execs), female audiences made the Angelina Jolie vehicle a hit.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 2, 2014 10:57 AM
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