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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

Zero Motivation Director Talya Lavie Wins Top Prize at Tribeca

Lavie also picked up the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, co-presented by Delia Ephron.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 25, 2014 12:00 PM
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Tribeca Women Directors: Meet Talya Lavie (Zero Motivation)

"An administration office could be the most boring place on earth, but a staple-gun in the first act is sure to go off in the third."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 15, 2014 11:00 AM
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  • 1 Comment

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