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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-Directed Films Win Top Prizes at SXSW

Kudos to "Fort Tilden" directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers and "The Great Invisible" documentarian Margaret Brown.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 12, 2014 12:00 PM
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SXSW Women Directors: Meet Diana Whitten

"'Vessel' is Rebecca's story: one of a woman who hears and answers a calling, and transforms a wildly improbable idea into a global movement."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 9, 2014 11:00 AM
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