Today I’m back with Melissa Silverstein; if you didn’t catch her on Monday's episode talking about imposter syndrome, it’s a must-listen.
Melissa is the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood. She is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Athena Film Festival — A Celebration of Women and Leadership at Barnard College in NYC on February 22-25th
Melissa was selected to be a film envoy for the American Film Showcase, the major film diplomacy program of the U.S. Department of State. And she published “In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing,” which is a compilation of over 40 interviews from The Women and Hollywood site.
She has written for The Guardian, The Washington Post, NY Times, and many other publications.
In today’s episode we talk about breaking big news items, she recently broke the news about Michelle Williams being paid less than Mark Wahlberg for blogging, and how Women and Hollywood got started, we talk about the problems surrounding monetisation when you have a blogging platform. We also cover Melissa’s pivot and why she went on to create the Athena Film festival at Barnard College.
This month I’m talking to 3 incredible women in Hollywood. Melissa Silverstein the co-founder of the Athena Film Festival, BAFTA Award-winning Director Amma Asante and April Reign who is the creator of the infamous #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. I can’t wait for you to hear all of the wisdom these women have to offer.
To find out more about Melissa, you can follow her on Twitter @Melsil. You 100% need to visit womenandhollywood.com to find more women who are creating, advocating and championing women in the film industry.
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