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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

Nancy Buirski's Afternoon of a Faun Explores a Dance Legend

"Tanaquil Le Clercq is mythic. She is also one of the most mesmerizing figures I have ever seen on screen. Not only was I seduced by her beauty, her elegance, and her genius as a dancer, but the fact that this unique talent was felled by polio was too much to bear."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • February 4, 2014 12:45 PM
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Women and Hollywood February 2014 Film Preview

There's only a smattering of films directed, written, and about women on offer this upcoming month, but there are definitely a few gems in the mix.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 30, 2014 3:30 PM
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Interview with Nancy Buirski - Director of The Loving Story

  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • December 7, 2012 2:00 PM
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The Documentary Short List: The Women

The Academy released it's list of 15 films (out of 124) that made the short list for the best documentary feature.  The list is sent out with production companies not the directors, so it's hard at first look to see how many are directed by women.  It turns out that 5 of the 15 have either women directors or co-directors.  That's a decent number.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 19, 2011 7:23 AM
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