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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 5th annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015 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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All She Can - Co-Written and Directed by Amy Wendel

Luz wants to get the hell out of Benavides, Texas. The way she can get out is either through the Army or through a weight lifting scholarship to college. Her brother is in the Army and she has seen his dream of college disappearing and that's not for her. So she's going to lift her way out. Problem is she can't always make weight and the pressure to succeed for herself and her family is overwhelming at times. Luz doesn't get everything right. She screws up, she loses her scholarship, she disappoints, but she refuses to give up and fights for herself and her future.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • July 29, 2011 1:30 AM
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