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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

Trailer Watch: Shadow Dancer

Starring Andrea Riseborough a single mom running with the IRA. It premiered at Sundance and will open in the UK on August 25 and will open in the US in 2013. Description from imdb: "Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son's welfare."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • June 7, 2012 9:53 AM
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