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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

Lupita Nyong'o is Going to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Could the casting of Lupita Nyong'o is Star Wars be the beginning of a new day for women of color in sci-fi and fantasy movies?
  • By Prachi Gupta
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  • June 5, 2014 12:00 PM
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Star Wars Announces Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie's Additions to the Cast, But Why Did They Wait?

J.J. Abrams stumbles in the marketing, but gives us all a new hope for the movie.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 3, 2014 3:00 PM
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