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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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Guest Post: The Film Fatales Inspire DIY Chapters

"Instead of dwelling on statistics and waiting around for people to give us money, we decided to all get together and help each other make our own films," said Leah Meyerhoff, founder of the Film Fatales.
  • By Elizabeth Orne
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  • May 29, 2014 11:03 AM
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  • 1 Comment

NYC Women Filmmakers Mentor Each Other

The rapidly growing Film Fatales hope to add chapters in other cities soon.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • May 6, 2014 10:00 AM
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SXSW Women Directors: Meet Leah Meyerhoff

"I chose to cast my actual mother to play a fictionalized version of herself in the movie and an actual 16-year old girl to play the lead. My mother is in a wheelchair, having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when I was young. I was tasked with being her caretaker, and these responsibilities are paralleled on screen in Davina's life."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 10, 2014 3:00 PM
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