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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

Guest Post: For Female Indie Filmmakers, The Woman-Child Wins: Obvious Child and Zero Motivation

Though the man-child has been plastered on the big screen, the woman-child rarely makes it up there. Generally peered at through the almighty male gaze, she is either secluded onto an easily toppled romantic pedestal or tossed aside into the supporting category of awkward unsexual female friends.
  • By Diana Drumm
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  • May 14, 2014 3:00 PM
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Zero Motivation Director Talya Lavie Wins Top Prize at Tribeca

Lavie also picked up the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, co-presented by Delia Ephron.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 25, 2014 12:00 PM
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Tribeca Women Directors: Meet Talya Lavie (Zero Motivation)

"An administration office could be the most boring place on earth, but a staple-gun in the first act is sure to go off in the third."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 15, 2014 11:00 AM
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