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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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WGA Nominates Women Screenwriters for Dallas Buyers Club, Before Midnight

The Writers Guild of America announced their 2014 award nominees today. Only two female screenwriters -- "Dallas Buyers Club" co-writer Melisa Wallack and "Before Midnight" co-writer/star Julie Delpy -- were honored.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 3, 2014 4:18 PM
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More Women-Directed Films Nab Deals Out of TIFF

While the whirlwind of the Toronto International Film Festival is now behind us, the deals from TIFF are continuing. Over the weekend, many women-created, women-focused films were picked up by major distributors.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 18, 2012 1:54 PM
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