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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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Women and Hollywood

Anne Sweeney: Leaning in by Leaning Out

Anne Sweeney to leave the number 2 position at Disney to become a TV director.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 12, 2014 11:00 AM
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THR Releases "2013 Women in Entertainment Power 100" List

The Hollywood Reporter ´╗┐released its annual "Women in Entertainment Power 100" ranking, which the publication described as a reflection of "a TV industry in flux, ongoing volatility at the film studios, and the females behind (and in front of) every last big deal in town."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 11, 2013 2:00 PM
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