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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

Human Rights Watch FF Women Directors: Meet Jasmila Zbanic (For Those Who Can Tell No Tales)

"We were not allowed to shoot in Visegrad. We had to pretend to be working on a different film and my Serbian friend pretended to be the director."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • June 16, 2014 10:00 AM
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Director Jasmila Zbanic Is Wary of Quotas for Women Directors

Award-winning Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic used her time at the Femme du Cinema podium to argue for the need to divide public film funds equally among male and female directors.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 18, 2013 1:18 PM
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TIFF Interview: Jasmila Zbanic and Kym Vercoe - Director and Co-Writers of For Those Who Can Tell No Tales

For Those Who Can Tell No Tales written by Jasmila Zbanic and Kym Vercoe and directed by Zbanic is one of those rare films that just stays with you.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • October 8, 2013 2:00 PM
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