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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

Cynthia Lopez to Receive 2013 Good Egg Award

Chicken & Egg Pictures will be honoring Cynthia Lopez during this year's Independent Film Week. Lopez will receive the 2013 Good Egg Award which is annually given to a leader in the independent film community.
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  • September 16, 2013 1:22 PM
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Glass Ceiling Breakthrough of the Day: Two Women to Anchor Weeknight News Show

Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff are making major history on PBS. The pair will be co-anchoring PBS Newshour.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 7, 2013 3:00 PM
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