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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

Cannes Dispatch: Women Directors Panel Reveal It's a Man's World, Suggest Gender Quota

The cold facts delivered by the EAO panel challenged anyone under the impression that things were getting better for women filmmakers.
  • By Noreen Golfman
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  • May 19, 2014 11:41 AM
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Director Jasmila Zbanic Is Wary of Quotas for Women Directors

Award-winning Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic used her time at the Femme du Cinema podium to argue for the need to divide public film funds equally among male and female directors.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 18, 2013 1:18 PM
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