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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

Slamdance Women Directors: Meet Nailah Jefferson

"The biggest misconception about this film is that we have some vendetta against BP. We didn't go searching for problems, [but] these issues are real and they are absolutely leading to the downfall of this community."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 24, 2014 12:00 PM
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Guest Post: Why We Shot on Film in Rural West Texas

“What’s the movie about?” a very solemn man in a cowboy hat asks us.
  • By Brea Grant
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  • January 19, 2013 9:52 AM
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  • 1 Comment

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