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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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Donna Tartt and Doris Kearns Goodwin Awarded Carnegie Medals

Tartt is the author of the novel "The Goldfinch"; Kearns Goodwin of the historic account "The Bully Pulpit."
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  • June 30, 2014 1:08 PM
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Donna Tartt, Annie Baker Win Pulitzers

Tartt's epic novel "The Goldfinch" and Baker's wry play "The Flick" won the Best Fiction and Best Drama prizes, respectively.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 15, 2014 2:00 PM
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Hunger Games Producer Nina Jacobson to Adapt Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch made The New York Times Book Review's top ten books of 2013.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 10, 2014 1:12 PM
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