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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

Tribeca Women Directors: Meet Courteney Cox (Just Before I Go)

"The biggest challenge was completing the film in 23 days with 41 speaking parts and 19 locations. Also, finding the right balance between the serious human pathos and the boundary-pushing comedy."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 24, 2014 10:29 AM
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Tribeca FF Announces 10 More Women-Directed Films

Among the ten are Kelly Reichardt, Amy J. Berg, and Gia Coppola.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 7, 2014 2:00 PM
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