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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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Crystal + Lucy Awards Honor Laura Linney, Women of 'Mad Men' and More

Women in Film LA's annual Crystal + Lucy Awards held earlier this week honored some amazing women and men who have championed women in their professional work as well as their personal lives. The brilliant women of Mad Men were honored as well as George Lucas, Sofia Coppola (whose film The Bling Ring is out today), Rachel Morrison and Laura Linney.
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  • June 14, 2013 3:00 PM
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Women In Film, Los Angeles Announces Crystal + Lucy Awards Honorees

Women In Film, Los Angeles has announced their Crystal + Lucy Awards Honorees for 2013. It's an extremely impressive lineup. The awards, established in 1977, celebrate women and men in the entertainment industry who are doing groundbreaking, creative work to pave the way for others in the industry.
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  • May 1, 2013 12:00 PM
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