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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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THR Releases "2013 Women in Entertainment Power 100" List

The Hollywood Reporter released its annual "Women in Entertainment Power 100" ranking, which the publication described as a reflection of "a TV industry in flux, ongoing volatility at the film studios, and the females behind (and in front of) every last big deal in town."
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  • December 11, 2013 2:00 PM
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Oprah Will Receive The Hollywood Reporter's Sherry Lansing Leadership Award

Oprah will be the 2013 recipient of The Hollywood Reporter's Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, which is given to a woman who is a leader and pioneer in her industry.
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  • October 2, 2013 3:00 PM
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Diane Keaton to be Honored with Sherry Lansing Leadership Award

Diane Keaton will receive The Hollywood Reporter’s Sherry Lansing Leadership Award. The award recognizes a woman who works in the entertainment industry who is a leader, pioneer and philanthropist. Previous recipients include Jane Fonda, Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep, Barbara Walters, Halle Berry, Jodie Foster and Glenn Close.
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  • November 13, 2012 2:00 PM
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