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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

The Women Directed Films at 2013 New York Film Festival

The New York Film Festival announced their 2013 main lineup. New films from Catherine Breillat, Claire Denis and Agnieszka Holland are in the line up.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 19, 2013 3:00 PM
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15 of 27 Sundance Institute Grants Go To Women

The Sundance Institute recently announced their 27 recipients for development, production and audience engagement grants. Of the 27 grant recipients, 15 of the projects are led by women or include women on their teams.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 13, 2012 11:13 AM
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