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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 4th annual festival took place from February 6-9, 2014 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 Directors Win Majority of LAFF Awards for Features

"Winter's Bone" director Deborah Granik took home the Best Documentary Feature award for "Stray Dog."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 23, 2014 12:33 PM
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LAFF Women Directors: Debra Granik on Stray Dog, Her Follow-Up to Winter's Bone

"The biggest obstacles with filming outside your own social class, race or gender will be just that -- crossing into those chasms of difference. "
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • June 13, 2014 12:30 PM
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