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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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Guest Post: What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Aging: An Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker's Conversation-Starter on Women and Aging

Ten years ago, when I began work on the short documentary that would become Kings Point, issues of aging weren’t really a part of the public discussion. In a way, that helped me: because they were not talking with one another or their children, the subjects of my film—my grandmother’s friends and neighbors in her Florida retirement community—were quite open with me.
  • By Sari Gilman
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  • February 15, 2013 2:00 PM
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Women Nominees at the 2012 IDA Documentary Awards

The International Documentary Association announced their nominees for their 2012 IDA Documentary Awards. It’s really exciting to note that 4 of the 5 shorts are directed by women as well as 2 of the 5 features (and one of the other features nominated is The Invisible War).
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 23, 2012 9:45 AM
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