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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

Interview With Ramona S. Diaz Director of Don't Stop Believin

  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 8, 2013 2:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey - Directed by Ramona S. Diaz

Ramona S. Diaz's documentary Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey follows the story of Arnel Pineda, a Filipino man who through being discovered on YouTube became the new lead singer of the band Journey. Pineda must navigate a new life, the pressure of replacing an iconic lead singer al on top of going on a massive worldwide tour.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 25, 2013 10:00 AM
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Women Directors and Women-Centric Films Win Big at Palm Springs Film Festival

Women and women-centric films were big winners at the 24th annual Palm Springs Film Festival. The fest began on January 3rd and ends today. The Sapphires, about an Aboriginal girl group in the 1960s, won best feature. First time director Rama Burstein took the prize for best foreign language film for Fill the Void, which will also screen at Sundance.  The films also played Venice, NY and Toronto.  It is also up for several Indie Spirit awards including best first screenplay and best first feature.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • January 14, 2013 4:04 PM
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