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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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Women and Hollywood

Redemption Trail Director Britta Sjogren Talks About Her Modern-Day, Northern Californian Feminist Western

"It was interesting to think about how to recast the men as representatives of hearth and home, whereas the women are wary of the loss of freedom that comes with commitment."
  • By Kelcie Mattson
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  • June 27, 2014 1:31 PM
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Director John Sayles: "I Don't Think There's an Independent Movie Business Anymore"

The MacArthur-awarded director of Lone Star and Passion Fish, recently told Newsday, "I'm not sure there's a living to be made by making indie films anymore."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 6, 2013 1:17 PM
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