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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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TIFF Women Directors: Meet Leanne Pooley

Leanne Pooley was born and raised in Canada, and now lives in New Zealand. She has directed over twenty features, including the documentariesHaunting Douglas (03), The Promise (05), Try Revolution (06), and Shackleton's Captain (12). Her documentary The Topp Twins - Untouchable Girls (09) won the People's Choice Documentary Award at the Festival.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 6, 2013 1:00 PM
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