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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

Berlin Women Directors: Meet Sudabeh Mortezai

"I discovered Macondo by accident. I had heard there was a settlement on the outskirts of Vienna that had been housing refugees since the 1950s, with 2000 people from over 20 nations co-existing in cheap social housing. I started to develop something by working with the people there to create a strong narrative rooted in an authentic world."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • February 12, 2014 3:00 PM
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Four Women Directors Will Compete for 2014 Berlinale's Golden Bear

Austrian Feo Aladag, Iranian-Austrian Sudabeh Mortezai, and Argentine Celina Murga will compete for the top prize at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 15, 2014 1:53 PM
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