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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

Out in the Night Traces an Attempt to Seek Justice for Queer Women of Color

The case against the "New Jersey Four" was a perfect storm of injustice.
  • By Marcie Bianco
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  • June 26, 2014 11:28 AM
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8 Queer Women Films to Watch in 2014

Lesbian cinema has moved beyond the traditional "coming out" narrative to ask the all-important question, How does one love?
  • By Marcie Bianco
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  • June 16, 2014 11:00 AM
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