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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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New Trailer Watch: Midnight's Children - Directed by Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children, adapted from Salman Rushdie's novel, follows two children Saleem and Shiva, who are born just at the moment where India regains its freedom from Britain. The two are switched in the hospital, each leading the life meant for the other while their lives continue to be mysteriously entangled.
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  • April 3, 2013 10:10 AM
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Sarah Polley, Deepa Mehta, Nisha Pahuja Named to the Top 10 Films of Canada

Canada’s 12th Annual Top 10 Film list was announced this week. Films by Sarah Polley, Deepa Mehta and Nisha Pahuja were included on the list.
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  • December 6, 2012 10:32 AM
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Trailer Watch: Midnight's Children - Directed by Deepa Mehta

  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 27, 2012 12:03 PM
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TIFF: Interview with Deepa Mehta - Director of Midnight's Children

Midnight's Children is literally an epic movie. It tells about the birth and development of India through the eyes of children born the moment the country declared its independence. Deepa Mehta takes a huge leap forward as a director taking the adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel and crafting a movie that deals with large global issues and still feels like it is a story of people.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 17, 2012 1:30 PM
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Women and Hollywood Events in Toronto

Hey folks here in Toronto-
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 11, 2012 9:30 AM
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The Toronto Experience - Part One

Greetings from the Toronto Film Festival. I touched down on Thursday afternoon and since that moment this has been a serious whirlwind. Since it is my second year I understand is the key is pace and endurance. You have to sprint through the first weekend when everyone in the industry is in town for the big premieres and there are many parties and events to attend. I have gone non-stop for over three days and haven't had a moment to write anything.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 10, 2012 9:14 AM
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First Toronto 2012 Lineup News - Women Directors

Unlike the folks at Cannes, Toronto seems to understand that there are many great women directors, making films that can play at the highest level and this year is no different.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • July 24, 2012 1:15 PM
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