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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

Review of Freida Mock's Anita: The Story of a Hero

Director Freida Mock does justice to a woman who stood up for the truth.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 20, 2014 11:50 AM
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Interview with Freida Mock, Director of Anita

"There was so much misunderstanding, if not misinformation. So I felt it was an opportunity to tell the story of who she is, where she came from, how she ended up in the seat of power, and what her impact has been."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 19, 2014 12:02 PM
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Trailer Watch: Freida Mock's Anita

"Once I got subpoena'd, I knew what I had to do. I'm gonna tell what happened to me."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 21, 2014 3:00 PM
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Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Anita Hill Documentary

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Anita, the documentary about Anita Hill.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 15, 2013 3:30 PM
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