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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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Women and Hollywood

Hamptons Film Festival: Catching Up With the Very Busy Producer Amy Hobby

  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • October 8, 2012 10:46 AM
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Interview with Liz Garbus, Director of Bobby Fischer Against the World

Liz Garbus is a prolific documentarian. Her latest film, Bobby Fischer Against the World which premiered at Sundance is a fascinating look at chess champion Bobby Fischer and all his demons, will premiere on HBO this Monday evening kicking off the summer documentary series.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • June 3, 2011 3:15 AM
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HBO To Screen Many Docs by Women This Summer

HBO announced their summer documentary lineup and there are many great looking women directed films -- two from Liz Garbus -- and others including one about Gloria Steinem directed by men. The 11 week series begins June 6.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 21, 2011 4:10 AM
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