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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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Women and Hollywood

Winners of the 2011 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award

This is the 17th year that the Rona Jaffe Foundation has given awards to women writers at the early stage of their career. "This unique program offers grants to writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry to make writing time available and provide assistance for such specific purposes as child care, research and related travel costs." This is the only national award exclusively dedicated to women writers.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 8, 2011 2:48 AM
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The Numbers Speak For Themselves

This is day two of crappy stats about women in the creative business - this time, the literary world.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • February 2, 2011 4:51 AM
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