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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

Donna Tartt, Annie Baker Win Pulitzers

Tartt's epic novel "The Goldfinch" and Baker's wry play "The Flick" won the Best Fiction and Best Drama prizes, respectively.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 15, 2014 2:00 PM
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VIDA Count: Literary Sexism Persists in Book World, but Less at NY Times

This year's VIDA results show that, when publications commit themselves to gender equity, they can reach it.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 28, 2014 2:00 PM
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Women Comprise Majority of National Book Critics Circle Nominees

Women writers slightly edged out their male counterparts among the finalists.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 15, 2014 10:00 AM
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