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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

Trailer Watch: Mother of George - Written by Darci Picoult

Mother of George, written by Darci Picoult, was a Sundance hit with massive praise for Danai Gurira's standout performance. It's gorgeous cinematography took home the top award.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 12, 2013 9:30 AM
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Sundance Diary Part One: Mother of George and After Tiller

I arrived in Sundance on Friday morning totally freaked out about the Sundance flu and the cold.  But now I'm on day 2 and so far so good.  I hear there are people stuck in their hotels and condos (get better Jay!) with the flu so I am obsessively drinking water and using hand sanitizer.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 20, 2013 8:00 AM
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