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

Heidi Ewing, Dawn Porter Among Awardees of Catapult Film Fund

Women directors comprised five of the seven awardees of the Catapult Film Fund, which "provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story, and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes."
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  • November 19, 2013 2:30 PM
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DOC NYC Women Directors: Meet Dawn Porter

An in-depth interview with documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter, whose latest film, 'Gideon's Army,' is featured at DOC NYC.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 14, 2013 12:00 PM
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Sundance Watch This: Gideon's Army - Directed by Dawn Porter

  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • January 22, 2013 11:07 AM
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