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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 January 2014 Film Preview

Don't worry, it's not all bad.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 2, 2014 2:30 PM
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Trailer Watch: Gloria

Gloria, which screened at TIFF last month, is Chile's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film for the upcoming Academy Awards.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 25, 2013 10:28 AM
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TIFF Trailer Watch: Gloria

Celebrating its North American Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival is Gloria starring Paulina Garcia.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 6, 2013 1:00 PM
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