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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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Rita Moreno to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2014 SAG Awards

Rita Moreno's accomplished nearly 70 year career will be honored at the 2014 SAG awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 22, 2013 3:30 PM
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Rita Moreno - An 80 Year Old Dynamo

She's won an Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy. She's Fran's mom on Happily Divorced, has her own one woman show, is celebrating 50 years of West Side Story and just turned 80.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • December 22, 2011 10:14 AM
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