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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

Guest Post: When Violence is the Answer

I never thought I'd want to put violence on screen, [but] it seemed like the only proper language to talk about women's plights today.
  • By Mara Tasker
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  • April 10, 2014 12:10 PM
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Woman Seeks Revenge: What's the Purpose of the Rape/Revenge Horror Film?

If you want to start a spirited debate amongst horror fans, a sure fire topic to bring up is the infamous rape/revenge sub-genre probably best known because of movies like Meir Zarchi's 1978 film I Spit on Your Grave (originally titled: Day of the Woman) or Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left from 1972.
  • By Kristal Cooper
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  • October 15, 2013 2:30 PM
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