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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

With Frozen, Director Jennifer Lee Breaks the Ice for Women Directors

It has taken 53 films, starting with 1937's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,' for the Magic Kingdom to reach this historic point. But Walt Disney Animation Studios has finally placed a woman in the director's throne: Jennifer Lee. Happily, her touch is definitely on display in 'Frozen,' which is co-helmed by veteran animator.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • November 26, 2013 2:30 PM
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Margaret Dean and Kristy Scanlan Elected WIA Co-Presidents

Margaret Dean and Kristy Scanlan have been elected co-presidents of Women In Animation. The organization is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 31, 2013 10:00 AM
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