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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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Must Watch - Half the Sky - Turning Oppression Into Opportunity

Forty plus years into the modern women's movement there are still undeniable atrocities happening to girls and women throughout the world. For centuries these atrocities have gone on as part of life, but now, in the modern world these practices have been exposed and there are people throghout the world working to change them.
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  • October 1, 2012 11:07 AM
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Women's Films Opening - May 11, 2012

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  • May 11, 2012 12:12 PM
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Trailer Watch: Girl in Progress Directed by Patricia Riggen

I really liked Ms. Riggen's previous film, La Misma Luna.  This could be a big breakthrough role for Eva Mendes taking her to a new place.
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  • January 10, 2012 9:20 AM
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