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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 5th annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015 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

Sundance London Directors: Meet Sydney Freeland (Drunktown's Finest)

"If I look at myself on paper, I'm a minority of a minority of a minority. But for whatever reason, I've never really thought about it. I have a desire to tell stories through film, and I'll do whatever it takes to do that."
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  • May 7, 2014 1:00 PM
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Sundance London Women Directors: Meet Jane Lipsitz (Under the Electric Sky)

"I had very good support at VH1: a great mentor and female boss, Lauren Zalaznick, and a culture that supported women. Even now, I still often find that I'm the only woman in the room -- it's surprising."
  • By Kate Wilson
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  • May 5, 2014 11:03 AM
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Sundance London Women Directors: Meet Marjane Satrapi (The Voices)

"I have worked with some technicians who have tried to fool me because I'm a woman, and I've had to go to them directly to say, 'Don't give me this shit. Let's not compare who's got the bigger one, because I don't even have one but I will win.'"
  • By Kate Wilson
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  • April 30, 2014 12:00 PM
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Sundance's Keri Putnam Shares What She's Learned from the Women Filmmakers Initiative

The Sundance Institute is one player in a very complex ecosystem and we feel we have the ability to bring together a conversation among many organizations working in this space. We want to contribute to the conversation.
  • By Kate Wilson
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  • April 28, 2014 10:40 AM
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