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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

Trailer Watch: Acrobats Fly and Crash in 'Born To Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs Gravity'

"You have to get beyond the barrier of self-protection before you can really fly."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 15, 2014 10:17 AM
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  • 1 Comment

SXSW Women Directors: Meet Catherine Gund

"She just hasn't yet made the machine that will catapult her, or more likely, her dancers that far. But she has coerced a dancer/body into falling from 30 feet up in the air."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 8, 2014 2:00 PM
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