In Conversation with Indiewire's Melissa Silverstein

In Conversation with Indiewire's Melissa Silverstein

Melissa Silverstein is a writer and speaker with an extensive expertise in the area of women and Hollywood. She 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 Artistic Director and co-founder of the Athena Film Festival -- A Celebration of Women and Leadership -- at Barnard College in NYC. The fifth annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015.

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. She was one of the recipients of the 2013 Susan B. Anthony Award from the NYC Chapter of the National Organization for Women.

She has conducted social media marketing campaigns and events for a variety of films including: My Week With Marilyn, The Iron Lady, Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words, Dancing Across Borders, and was the founding project director for The White House Project and the chief of Staff at the Ms. Foundation for Women.

MELINDA BARLOW
MELINDA BARLOW

Melinda Barlowe, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she received the Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching Award, the Gold Best Should Teach Award, and the Dean’s Senior Honors Teaching Fellowship. A film historian and curator who also researches the art of mentoring women, Professor Barlow is the editor of Mary Lucier: Art & Performance (2000) and co-curator of “Primal Seen: Selections from the CU Art Museum’s Collection of Photography from the 19th Century to the Present” (2013). She is currently writing a book on film, art, female identity, and the process of collecting titled My Museum: A Memoir in Art, featuring the essays “When Sleepers Wake and Yet Still Dream,”Without Warning,” and “Who Was That Masked Woman? Rediscovering the Hidden Mother,” all recently published in the online journal Flow. Professor Barlow received The Dorothy Martin Woman Faculty Member Award for her research on women artists and the Women Who Make a Difference Award from her students at CU.

Noreen Golfman is the Provost and Vice President (Academic) pro tempore at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is also a professor of English Literature and Film Studies and founding director of the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. She has been a media and cultural critic for CBC, vice-chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation, director of the MUN Cinema Series, and Chair of the Steering Committee of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.

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