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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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Cannes Film Festival Wrap Up - Why Gender Matters

These last 10 days proved that Jane Campion is the spokesperson and leader we need for the issue of women directors and the business.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 27, 2014 10:25 AM
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A Call to Action on Behalf of Female Filmmakers

No matter what people say the numbers speak for themselves.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 14, 2014 11:00 AM
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Cannes 2014 Lineup Revealed; Only Two Women Directors in the Main Competition

On the PR bullshit of Cannes festival Thierry Fremaux and the myth of "good enough."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 17, 2014 9:55 AM
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