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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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AFI's Directing Workshop for Women Turns Forty; Kimberly Peirce to Deliver Keynote

An interview with AFI's Director Workshop for Women head Patty West on the program's 40th anniversary.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 31, 2014 11:01 AM
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Trailer Watch: Breaking the Girls - Directed by Jamie Babbit

IFC recently aquired the rights to Breaking the Girls from Jamie Babbit best known for But I'm A Cheerleader The script is co-written by Go Fish writer, Guinevere Turner, and follows two college friends (Madeline Zima and Agnes Bruckner) who plan to kill their respective enemies.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 1, 2012 10:15 AM
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