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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

8 Queer Women Films to Watch in 2014

Lesbian cinema has moved beyond the traditional "coming out" narrative to ask the all-important question, How does one love?
  • By Marcie Bianco
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  • August 26, 2014 12:00 PM
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Provinceton Film Fest to Present Its Inaugural Juice Award for Women Directors

The winner will receive a $1000 cash prize and four hours of consulting.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 16, 2014 12:00 PM
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Women Win Nearly a Third of Sundance Awards

Women directors, editors, cinematographers, and musicians received a third of the nearly thirty awards doled out by the film festival. Among them were Australian filmmaker Sophie Hyde, who directed "52 Tuesdays," a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl who adjusts to her mother's transition into a man.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 27, 2014 3:07 PM
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