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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

Ava DuVernay's Selma to Be Released Christmas Day

The opening date makes the Martin Luther King, Jr., biopic a serious Oscar contender.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 24, 2014 12:09 PM
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Paramount to Distribute Ava DuVernay's Selma

"Selma" is one of several MLK films currently in the works, but Deadline reports that Winfrey's participation is putting the production on the fast track.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 27, 2014 3:36 PM
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