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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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Donna Tartt and Doris Kearns Goodwin Awarded Carnegie Medals

Tartt is the author of the novel "The Goldfinch"; Kearns Goodwin of the historic account "The Bully Pulpit."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 30, 2014 1:08 PM
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Lucy Alibar and Doris Kearns Goodwin Nominated for USC Scripter Award

USC announced their 2013 Scripter award nominees this week. The Scripter award celebrates both the screenwriter and the author of the original text that the film was adapted from. This year, due to a tie, there are six nominees instead of the usual five. Two of the nominees are women.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • January 17, 2013 11:00 AM
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