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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

Only Three Women-Directed Films Scheduled for NYFF's Main Slate

They are Alice Rohrwacher's "The Wonders," Asia Argento's "Misunderstood," and Mia Hansen-Love's "Eden."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 14, 2014 2:45 PM
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Alice Rohrwacher to Head Venice Film Fest's Best First Film Jury

Rohrwacher won the 2014 Cannes Grand Prix with her sophomore film "The Wonders."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 17, 2014 3:00 PM
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A Call to Action on Behalf of Female Filmmakers

No matter what people say the numbers speak for themselves.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 14, 2014 11:00 AM
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