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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

Marion Cotillard to Star in French Auteur Nicole Garcia's Next Film

"Mal de Pierres" (literal translation: "Evil Stones") will be Garcia's eighth feature.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 11, 2014 10:00 AM
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No Cannes Do - The Status of Women Directors at Cannes Over the Last Decade

A look at how many women directed films have been in competitions over the last decade.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 12, 2014 9:00 AM
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Cannes Roundup: Few Women Directors at Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week

Among the 19 features selected for Directors' Fortnight, a parallel program to the official selection, only two are from female filmmakers.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 22, 2014 2:32 PM
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