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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

Trailer Watch: Breastmilk Doc Explores the Many Different Ways to Be a Parent and Nourish

Producer Ricki Lake ("The Business of Being Born") and director Dana Ben-Ari chronicle the rewards and anxieties of breastfeeding.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 24, 2014 9:13 AM
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Ricki Lake to Explore Dangers of Hormonal Birth Control in New Doc

"In the fifty years since its release, the birth control pill has become synonymous with women's liberation and has been thought of as some sort of miracle drug," say Lake and Abby Epstein. "But now it's making women sick."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 13, 2014 2:00 PM
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