Thursday, February 03, 2011

Women and Hollywood

Melissa Silverstein, creator of the terrific "Women and Hollywood" website and co-founder of the first Athena Film Festival, is concerned out about the small percentage of women in front of and behind the camera in the film industry today. She spoke eloquently about this issue during her recent interview on our Movie Addict Headquarters radio show.

Like many other women, I admire Melissa for the work she's doing to call people's attention to this problem -- and I think the idea of a film festival focusing on the contributions of women in film is an important one. The Athena Film Festival, scheduled for February 10-13 at Barnard College in New York City, looks like a very exciting event! In addition to fascinating discussions and a great lineup of movies to be shown, the festival will honor several women in the industry, including Debra Granik, the writer/director of Winter's Bone.

Here's the link for more information:

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