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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

Women and Girls Lead Launches Online Film Fest #SheDocs for Women's History Month

All twelve documentaries will be available to watch for free on the Women and Girls Lead website.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 26, 2014 2:00 PM
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Salon Pictures Announces Slate of Women Directed Films

Just months after they opened their doors for business, Salon Pictures has announced a slate of films including three features to be directed by women...
  • By Kate Wilson
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  • September 10, 2013 3:00 PM
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