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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

Laura Poitras and Geralyn Dreyfous to be Honored at IDA Documentary Awards

Laura Poitras and Geralyn Dreyfous will be receiving awards for their contributions to documentary film at this year's IDA Documentary Awards.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 26, 2013 1:30 PM
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Director Laura Poitras Is at the Center of the Biggest Political Story of the Year

The NY Times did a cover story of documentarian Laura Poitras one of the people at the center of the Edward Snowden story.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 19, 2013 2:00 PM
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