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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Sarah Polley, Deepa Mehta, Nisha Pahuja Named to the Top 10 Films of Canada

Canada’s 12th Annual Top 10 Film list was announced this week. Films by Sarah Polley, Deepa Mehta and Nisha Pahuja were included on the list.
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  • December 6, 2012 10:32 AM
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The World Before Her Takes Top Doc Prize at Tribeca

The World Before Her directed by Nisha Pahuja is an eye-opening and disturbing documentary about the limited options for girls and young women in India. The film juxtaposes two opposing elements -- the Miss India pagent and a Hindu fundamentalist training camp.
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  • May 3, 2012 10:10 AM
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