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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 5th annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015 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

Jennifer Lee Named Director of Disney's Frozen

Last week, Disney announced that Jennifer Lee, writer of the hit Wreck-It Ralph, will be co-directing their 53rd full length animated feature film, Frozen.  Lee will become the 2nd woman to helm a Disney film, but the first from Disney proper (as far as we can tell).  Brenda Chapman who co-directed Brave was the first and she was fired by the studio a year before the film came out.  And we should remember that Chapman was employed by Pixar, which is owned by Disney.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • December 3, 2012 10:28 AM
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Women in Film International Chapters Hit DC

I'm here this weekend. 
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • December 1, 2012 8:14 AM
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