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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

Venice Film Fest to Honor Frances McDormand

An award ceremony for McDormand will be held before a screening of Lisa Cholodenkos's "Olive Kitteridge."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 15, 2014 2:02 PM
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Olive Kitteridge Gets HBO Miniseries Treatment with Lisa Cholodenko and Frances McDormand

Elizabeth Strout's Pulitizer winning novel, Olive Kitteridge, is set for a four-hour miniseries at HBO.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • May 6, 2013 11:30 AM
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