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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

Cannes Sales Roundup: Films Starring Brie Larson, Anne Hathaway Get Distribution Deals

Festival purchases also include Alice Rohrwacher's "Le Meraviglie" and Shira Geffen's "Self Made."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • May 19, 2014 1:00 PM
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Sundance Women Directors: Meet Kate Barker-Froyland

"Much of the film takes place in Brooklyn, where I live, and we shot in many neighborhood places that I go to regularly. I wanted to record all the music live and to capture the music of the neighborhood and the city, while also capturing how music is this connective thread between people. "
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 29, 2014 10:00 AM
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