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

Women Win Top Doc Awards at TIFF

Women directors took home the top audience awards in the documentary area at TIFF this year. Jehane Noujaim's The Square took home the top audience prize.
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  • September 16, 2013 11:32 AM
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TIFF Women Directors: Meet Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis Obomsawin was born in New Hampshire and was raised near the Odanak Reserve at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. She has produced over thirty documentaries on Aboriginal rights issues for the National Film Board of Canada.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 13, 2013 10:00 AM
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