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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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AFI Women Directors: Meet Jenni Toivoniemi

Jenni Toivoniemi studied screenwriting in several international workshops, including Torino Film Lab's Script & Pitch and Berlinale Talent Campus Script Station. She is about to complete her MA in screenwriting and directing in Helsinki's ELO Film School and is developing her next project as a feature director.
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  • November 10, 2013 5:00 PM
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