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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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Clio Barnard Only Sight & Sound-Approved Woman Director

Director Clio Barnard must be tired of collecting awards by now. Here's another for her scrapbook: her debut narrative feature, ´╗┐The Selfish Giant´╗┐, landed on film magazine Sight & Sound's top-ten list.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 3, 2013 12:00 PM
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Sight & Sound's Best of 2012 Includes No Women Directed Films

Sight & Sound released their Best of 2012 list over the weekend.  In similar fashion to the summer rage over the update of their top 50 list and then the expansion of that to 250 films, women, in this case didn’t make the cut at all. Not even remotely.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • December 3, 2012 1:00 PM
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