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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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Emmanuelle Riva, Lynne Ramsay and Juno Temple Win at 2013 BAFTAS

On Sunday, the BAFTAS held their annual awards ceremony. As awards season comes to a close, there weren’t many upsets but a couple interesting things of note. Emmanuelle Riva won lead actress for Amour. Brenda Chapman won for best animated film with Brave. Lynne Ramsay’s short film Swimmer won. And Juno Temple won the EE Rising Star Award.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 11, 2013 12:19 PM
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Zero Dark Thirty and Emmanuelle Riva Win Big with Critics Over the Weekend

The year end awards keep rolling in. The Boston Film Critics, New York Film Critics Online and Los Angeles Film Critics all announced their winners over the weekend.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • December 10, 2012 12:30 PM
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