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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

Watch: Laverne Cox Talks About the "Transgender Tipping Point"

Cox also shares how her "Orange is the New Black," Sophia Burset, has changed lives.
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  • June 13, 2014 2:30 PM
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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."
  • By Kate Wilson
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  • May 7, 2014 1:00 PM
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SXSW Women Directors: Meet Sandrine Orabona

"I like to say that we went through our own special version of SEAL training. Kristin did 13 tours in multiple countries and belonged to what is widely considered the world's most elite warrior class. Matching her energy level was the most challenging thing for me."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 5, 2014 11:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Cloud Atlas - Co-Directed by Lana Wachowski

The Wachowskis are an incredibly successful writing/directing duo best known for the Matrix Trilogy.  They are also known for the cult classic Bound and for writing V for Vendetta.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • July 30, 2012 12:00 PM
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