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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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Women and Hollywood

Keira Knightley Explains Why She Enjoys Working With Female Directors

"There’s a weird view of femininity [male directors] put into our culture that has nothing to do with the experience of being a woman," Knightley said.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 1, 2014 10:10 AM
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New York Indian Film Festival to Salute Gurinder Chadha

Chadha will be honored on the 20th anniversary of "Bhaji on the Beach," her BAFTA-nominated dramedy about a group of South Asian women who take a day trip to the British seashore.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 13, 2014 12:30 PM
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A Report from the Diversify Summit

Screen International and Broadcast hosted a diversity summit at the BAFTA headquarters yesterday, Diversify - Improving Diversity in Film and TV. The event was sold out and attendees were buzzing with ideas to share, proposals to present and criticisms to levy, cramming into the auditorium to grasp the opportunity to be heard.
  • By Kate Wilson
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  • November 14, 2013 1:00 PM
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