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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

Directing the Future Panelists Are Beating the Odds

According to an oft-cited statistic, women comprise only 9% of directors in the film industry. But the participants of the "Directing the Future" panel at Pepperdine University School of Law's Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System symposium haven't let those numbers stop them.
  • By Lauren C. Byrd
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  • November 19, 2013 1:00 PM
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DGA Announces Television and Commercial Award Nominees

Earlier this week the Directors Guild of America announced their film nominees. In addition, they also announced nominees for television and commercials. There are quite a few women nominated for the awards including Lena Dunham for Girls.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • January 11, 2013 10:15 AM
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Must Watch Web Series: Lauren - Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter

  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 15, 2012 2:56 PM
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