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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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Sarah Polley, Lucy Walker, Jehane Noujaim are DGA Doc Nominees

Jehane Noujaim's "The Square," Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell," and Lucy Walker's "The Crash Reel" are three among the five nonfiction films to receive a Best Documentary nod from the Directors Guild of America.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 13, 2014 4:30 PM
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Best Women Directed Documentaries of 2013

This year saw the release of many wonderful docs, but five stood out to us as deserving of extra praise.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Inkoo Kang
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  • December 16, 2013 3:33 PM
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The Crash Reel Director Lucy Walker on Snowboarding and Simone de Beauvoir

An in-depth interview with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker, whose latest documentary, 'The Crash Reel,' opens on December 13.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • December 12, 2013 1:49 PM
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Five Women Directors Make the Documentary Oscar Shortlist

Once again, the Oscar documentary shortlist for the 2014 ceremony, announced yesterday, is an idiosyncratic mix of crowd favorites and obscure titles.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 4, 2013 11:00 AM
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