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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

Julie Taymor and Spiderman Reach Partial Settlement

It's always interesting how the filing of the lawsuits get so much news and the settlements...not so much, but this one is important to note.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • February 21, 2012 12:15 PM
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The Athena Film Festival Awardees and Lineup

Most of you dear loyal readers and friends know that I am the artistic director of the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College.  It is something very near and dear to my heart and keeps me quite busy this time of the year.  The second annual festival will take place from February 9-12.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 10, 2012 12:19 PM
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Some Articles to Ponder

Here are some articles worth a look before the work takes over again tomorrow-
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 27, 2011 5:22 PM
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Julie Taymor Sues Spiderman Producers

Last week the news came down that Julie Taymor would be the only director eligible for a Tony nomination for the Spiderman musical which is playing to robust audiences on Broadway. When asked at the Glamour Women of the Year event earlier this week about her potential nomination she said "It feels right."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 10, 2011 3:00 PM
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