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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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SFIFF Women Directors: Meet Zeynep Dadak and Merve Kayan (The Blue Wave)

"When you tell a story about young women and you are women writers/directors yourself, there is always a false impression that your work must be autobiographical and/or 'personal.'"
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 1, 2014 12:30 PM
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