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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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TIFF Women Directors: Meet Dana Rotberg

Dana Rotberg was born in Mexico City and graduated from Mexico's Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica. She has won numerous awards for her films, including Best Documentary from the Mexican Film Academy for Elvira Luz Cruz, pena maxima (85) and the NHK Filmmaker's Award at Sundance for Otilia Rauda (01).
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 12, 2013 12:30 PM
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Women and Hollywood Events in Toronto 2013

I heading up to the Toronto Film Festival for the third time and again the anxiety of creating a decent schedule has set in. We will have a new feature on the site this year - Meet the Women Directors. We sent out some questions to women directors whose films are in the festival and we will be bringing you their answers in the coming days.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 4, 2013 12:00 PM
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