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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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Sundance's Keri Putnam Shares What She's Learned from the Women Filmmakers Initiative

The Sundance Institute is one player in a very complex ecosystem and we feel we have the ability to bring together a conversation among many organizations working in this space. We want to contribute to the conversation.
  • By Kate Wilson
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  • April 28, 2014 10:40 AM
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Sherri Lansing, Keri Putnam, Callie Khouri, Kasi Lemmons to be Honored at Athena FF

The Fourth Annual Athena Film Festival will present former Paramount and 20th Century Fox chief Sherry Lansing with the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as salute Sundance Executive Director Keri Putnam, Nashville showrunner Callie Khouri, and Black Nativity director Kasi Lemmons.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 9, 2013 1:30 PM
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