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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

Provinceton Film Fest to Present Its Inaugural Juice Award for Women Directors

The winner will receive a $1000 cash prize and four hours of consulting.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 16, 2014 12:00 PM
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Patricia Clarkson and Debra Winger to Be Honored by Provincetown Film Festival

Clarkson's most recent film, "Last Weekend," will also open the festival.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • May 20, 2014 11:15 AM
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Women Centric & Directed Films Nab Awards at Provincetown Film Festival and Los Angeles Film Festival

Yesterday both the Provincetown Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival announced the recipients of their awards and women won big. Both festivals honored several women directed and centric films.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 24, 2013 12:18 PM
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