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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 and Hollywood

The Pretty One Director Jenee LaMarque on Her Twin Obsession and Her Inspiration to Make Her Debut Feature

"I've always been interested in and obsessed with twins -- my whole life. Growing up, there were twins in my class, and I felt like everyone treated them like they were these magical people."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 6, 2014 12:00 PM
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Women and Hollywood February 2014 Film Preview

There's only a smattering of films directed, written, and about women on offer this upcoming month, but there are definitely a few gems in the mix.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 30, 2014 3:30 PM
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