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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

SXSW Women Directors: Meet Leah Meyerhoff

"I chose to cast my actual mother to play a fictionalized version of herself in the movie and an actual 16-year old girl to play the lead. My mother is in a wheelchair, having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when I was young. I was tasked with being her caretaker, and these responsibilities are paralleled on screen in Davina's life."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 10, 2014 3:00 PM
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