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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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AFI Film Festival Announces 2013 Lineup

The AFI Film Festival, held in Los Angeles, announced its 2013 lineup yesterday. Mother of French New Wave cinema, Agnes Varda, will be this year's guest artistic director
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  • October 23, 2013 12:29 PM
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AFI Announces Guest Artistic Director Agnes Varda's Films

Iconic "Mother of the French New Wave" director Agnes Varda is the Guest Artistic Director for this year's upcoming 2013 AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles.
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  • September 23, 2013 10:00 AM
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