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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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TIFF: Interview with Judi Levine - Producer of The Sessions

The Sessions is a very lovely movie about Mark O'Brien, a writer with polio who has to spend most of his life in an iron lung and his quest to lose his virginity and find a new level of intimacy in his crippled body.  John Hawkes gives a star turn as O'Brien and Helen Hunt is bold and brave as his sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen Greene.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 12, 2012 10:30 AM
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