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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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Noemie Lvosky Receives 13 Nominations for France's Cesar Awards

The nominations for France’s César Awards were announced and women, specifically one in general, are dominant. Noémie Lvovsky received 13 nominations for her film, Camille Redouble, outdoing Michael Haneke’s Amour, which has been an awards circuit darling. Lvovsky’s film centers on a mother in her forties who after a booze-soaked New Year’s, time travels back to high school in 1985. The woman centric, Farewell My Queen, received 10 nominations.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • January 28, 2013 1:00 PM
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New York Film Festival Includes Seven Women Directed Films in Its Lineup

With one fell swoop the team of men and women who program the New York Film Festival stuck a pin in the eye of the dudes at Cannes by programming seven, yes seven films directed by women at the upcoming New York Film Festival. That's almost 22%. The total amount of films being screened in 32, and one of the women directors is a male-female collaboration.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 17, 2012 11:15 AM
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