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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

Argentine Director Lucia Puenzo Helps Her Country Come to Terms With Its Nazi-Sheltering Past

The historical drama became a sensation in Argentina last year, ultimately amassing nine Sur Awards (the Argentine Oscars), including Best Film, Best Director, and several acting honors.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 25, 2014 4:00 PM
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Cannes Adds 2 More Women Directed Films to Un Certain Regard, None to Competition

Today the Cannes Film Festival announced additions to their Competition and Un Certain Regard line ups.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 26, 2013 12:01 PM
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