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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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Final List for Foreign Films Being Submitted for Oscar Consideration

63 films have made it onto the list to be considered for the 2012 Academy Awards.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • October 14, 2011 2:42 AM
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Jury Awards from Romania International Film Festival

Last Sunday concluded the Romania Film Festival in Bucharest where I was a jury member. There were two different sections -- CineBlackSea and Women in Cinema. We gave out awards for best overall film between the categories, best actor and a best director in each category.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • October 12, 2011 3:03 AM
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Good News: Many Films Directed by Women are Being Submitted for Academy Awards for Foreign Films

Something good is going on this year and I've been watching it for the last couple of weeks. The news is that many countries have submitted films directed by women for Academy Award consideration for best foreign film. Only two women -- both Europeans -- have won the foreign film Oscar, one was just last year, Susanne Bier for In a Different World and the other was Agnieszka Holland for Europa Europa. Last year a total of eight films directed by women were submitted.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 22, 2011 2:01 AM
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Attenberg to be Greek Entry for Academy Awards

Attenberg, written and directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari has been making its way around the world winning many awards including best actress at the Venice Film Festival and the top award at the International Women's Film Festival in Dortmund, Germany (where I was on the jury) to name just a few.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 10, 2011 2:00 AM
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