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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

Fed Up Director Stephanie Soechtig on Voting with Our Forks, Working with Katie Couric, and the Power of Knowledge

"Knowledge is power. After people see this film, they should never look at what they eat the same."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 16, 2014 10:16 AM
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  • 1 Comment

Trailer Watch: Food Industry Scrutinized in Fed Up

Director Stephanie Soechtig and producer Katie Couric argue sugar is the new tobacco.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 11, 2014 1:00 PM
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Stephanie Soechtig's Sundance Doc Fed Up Sold

The alarming and attention-grabbing documentary looks at the relationship between the food industry and obesity.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 29, 2014 11:43 AM
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