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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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Producer's Corner: Adele Romanski - The Myth of the American Sleepover by Serena Donadoni

It’s been three years since producer Adele Romanski was in the blue collar suburbs just north of Detroit with writer and director David Robert Mitchell trying to capture the fleeting moments of romantic yearning of a group of teens savoring their last night of summer freedom. So she appreciates that now, as their micro-budget feature The Myth of the American Sleepover is finally making its way to theaters, it’s being compared to other insightful adolescent films like Dazed & Confused – and especially American Graffiti.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • July 25, 2011 3:25 AM
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