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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

Human Rights Watch FF Women Directors: Meet Iva Radivojevic (Evaporating Borders)

"The environment grew more intolerant each time I'd visit. The migrants from the Middle East were particularly targeted and subjected to institutional racism, attacks, and so on."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • June 17, 2014 1:00 PM
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SXSW Women Directors: Meet Iva Radivojevic

"I myself had moved to three different countries by the age of 18, one of which was Cyprus. I was an immigrant to the island and [my film] is told through a personal point of view, though it's not about me, but the people we meet along the way."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 11, 2014 12:30 PM
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