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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

ND/NF Women Directors: Meet Jessica Oreck

"I knew I wanted to keep making films about ethnobiology."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 21, 2014 10:00 AM
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A Third of New Directors/New Films FF Lineup Directed by Women

Nine emerging female helmers will have their works featured at the 43rd New Directors/New Films at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 21, 2014 11:58 AM
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