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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

First-Time Female Filmmakers Take Home Best Film and Best Screenplay Awards at Outfest

Sydney Freeland's "Drunktown Finest" won the Best Film trophy and Desiree Akhavan's "Appropriate Behavior" the Best Screenwriting prize from the US Grand Jury.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 22, 2014 10:00 AM
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Jane Clark Talks 'Crazy Bitches,' Horror Films and Slasher Satire

Gay is becoming mainstream, and therefore so are the gay characters in mainstream films and television. I think that shift has given LGBT filmmakers the freedom to expand outside the niche and tell more universal stories.
  • By Marcie Bianco
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  • July 14, 2014 12:00 PM
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Outfest Review Roundup: Road Trips, True Love and Iconic Queer Memoirs

This year's Outfest Los Angeles has yet again proven why they are one of the best LGBT film festivals in the country. They've had a spectacular line up of LGBT films including a few we covered at Sundance -- Stacie Passon's excellent Concussion and Martha Shane and Lana Wilson's documentary After Tiller.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 19, 2013 3:45 PM
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