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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

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-Directed Films Win Top Prizes at SXSW

Kudos to "Fort Tilden" directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers and "The Great Invisible" documentarian Margaret Brown.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 12, 2014 12:00 PM
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SXSW Women Directors: Meet Sarah-Violet Bliss

An in-depth interview with the co-director of "Fort Bliss," which took home SXSW's top honor yesterday.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 12, 2014 11:30 AM
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