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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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Interview with Meredith Vieira - Executive Producer of The Woman Who Wasn't There

This eye-opening and disturbing movie is about a woman, Tania Head, who completely fabricated a story of being a 9/11 survivor. She so ingratiated herself into the survivor world that she was appointed the head of the survivors network. I am still shaking my head and speechless that a person could do something so blatantly false and get away with it for so many years. The Woman Who Wasn't There is being released on multiple VOD platforms today.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 8, 2013 1:30 PM
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Guest Post: The Woman Who Wasn't There - A True Story

Almost everyone has a 9/11 story.  They can describe where they were when the planes hit, when the towers collapsed, the days following.  I have one.  I was there.  I watched the second tower collapse standing on Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan.
  • By Amy Rapp
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  • April 16, 2012 11:30 AM
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