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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

Sundance's Women in Film Event Calls Out Hollywood Sexism, Awards $32k in Grants

There was apparently one running theme at the eighth Women in Film panel hosted by the Sundance Film Festival: entrenched industry sexism. Director Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam) declared, "We live in a sexist world and Hollywood is at the heart of it."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 20, 2014 2:18 PM
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Sundance Women Directors: Meet Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia

"I went on this journey as a person who depends greatly on the Internet and technology as a big part of my life. Technology defiantly changed the way we communicate, but where is the line and are we crossing it? Is it a disease? Why does China choose to approach these issues with such severity?"
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 19, 2014 10:30 AM
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