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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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Lauren Greenfield and Alison Klayman Receive DGA Nominations for Best Documentary

Earlier this week, the Directors Guild of America announced their nominees for best documentary. They’ve previously announced the nominees for film and television. Two women were nominated out of the five nominees which also includes Kirby Dick’s Academy Award nominated film The Invisible War.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • January 16, 2013 11:30 AM
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DGA Announces Television and Commercial Award Nominees

Earlier this week the Directors Guild of America announced their film nominees. In addition, they also announced nominees for television and commercials. There are quite a few women nominated for the awards including Lena Dunham for Girls.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • January 11, 2013 10:15 AM
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Guest Post: An Epoch of Parity for Women Directors?

It seems like everyone’s talking about women right now. With the 2012 presidential election just a day away with a demographic breakdown of male to female voters at 48% to 52%, women’s voices are more important than ever in American election history, and both parties are courting women aggressively.
  • By Maria Giese
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  • November 5, 2012 11:29 AM
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