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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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Marin Alsop to be First Female Conductor for BBC's The Last Night of The Proms

Until now, for 118 years, BBC Proms has never been led by a female conductor. American born, premiere conductor Marin Alsop will be the first woman to do so.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 22, 2013 11:00 AM
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