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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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Guest Post: From Film to Comics

The best career advice I got before graduating from film school (besides the cliché but true “It’s not a sprint it’s a marathon”) went something like this: You need to be open to the different paths your career can take, and be willing to embrace a different route to your dream. This is definitely true for any kind of creative career, especially something as fickle, unsteady, and unpredictable as film. If I hadn’t listened to this piece of advice, I never would have entertained the thought of writing comic books. I’d probably be crying in a corner somewhere, wondering why I wasn’t raking in the dough and winning Spirit Awards a year after graduation. I know Spirit Award winners aren’t necessarily buying yachts with their Black Amex, but when you’re naïve and green your dreams tend to be a little fantastical.
  • By Dina Gachman
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  • December 14, 2012 10:30 AM
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