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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

Diane Keaton to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Zurich Film Festival

The festival will screen 'And So It Goes,' Keaton's latest romantic comedy.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 19, 2014 11:10 AM
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I Believe Dylan Farrow

There are a few fundamental beliefs that I hold, and one of them is that I believe women.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • February 3, 2014 10:54 AM
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Why Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Should Host the Golden Globes Forever

Poehler and Fey used their moment in the spotlight to remind us and their industry colleagues that even though there were a lot of women in the room, there are still monumental inequities in the way women are treated in Hollywood.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 13, 2014 11:27 AM
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Diane Keaton to be Honored with Sherry Lansing Leadership Award

Diane Keaton will receive The Hollywood Reporter’s Sherry Lansing Leadership Award. The award recognizes a woman who works in the entertainment industry who is a leader, pioneer and philanthropist. Previous recipients include Jane Fonda, Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep, Barbara Walters, Halle Berry, Jodie Foster and Glenn Close.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 13, 2012 2:00 PM
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