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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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Trailer Watch: Connected - Directed by Tiffany Shlain

After a Sundance world premiere, a theatrical release, winning 14 awards (including a Disruptive Innovation Award from The Tribeca Film Festival), and travelling the world with the U.S. State Department’s 2012 American Film Showcase, Tiffany Shlain's Connected has now come to iTunes. The film is an interesting, personal rumination on our reliance on technology. Tiffany is a force to be reckoned with as one of the founder of the Webby awards.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 6, 2013 11:00 AM
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Guest Post: 10 Things I Have Learned Having Our Film CONNECTED In Theaters by Tiffany Shlain

1. CUTTING YOUR OWN TRAILERDon’t try this. Very dangerous. When you are running at full speed to complete your film on your way to your premiere, don’t fool yourself that you have the perspective to cut your own trailer. We thought we did. At that point we had totally lost perspective and were in no shape to edit the trailer. So after we got our breath we found someone else to cut it.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 30, 2011 2:39 AM
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