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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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Watch: Laverne Cox Talks About the "Transgender Tipping Point"

Cox also shares how her "Orange is the New Black," Sophia Burset, has changed lives.
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  • June 13, 2014 2:30 PM
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Fed Up Director Stephanie Soechtig on Voting with Our Forks, Working with Katie Couric, and the Power of Knowledge

"Knowledge is power. After people see this film, they should never look at what they eat the same."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 16, 2014 10:16 AM
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Trailer Watch: Food Industry Scrutinized in Fed Up

Director Stephanie Soechtig and producer Katie Couric argue sugar is the new tobacco.
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  • April 11, 2014 1:00 PM
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Stephanie Soechtig's Sundance Doc Fed Up Sold

The alarming and attention-grabbing documentary looks at the relationship between the food industry and obesity.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 29, 2014 11:43 AM
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Katie Couric is the New Face of Tech

Mayer hired Couric as her search-engine firm's new "Global Anchor." In a press release, Yahoo stated that the news pioneer "will help develop Yahoo News' coverage with a growing team of global correspondents who will report on live world events, anchor groundbreaking interviews with major newsmakers and thought leaders, and much more."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 26, 2013 12:00 PM
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Quote of the Day

From Katie Couric during her University of Virginia Commencement address:
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 22, 2012 10:45 AM
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