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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 4th annual festival took place from February 6-9, 2014 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

Guerrilla Girls Call for Girlcott of The Alley Theatre

Houston's Alley Theatre announced its 2013-14 season with 9 plays that examine the "American character."
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 12, 2013 10:00 AM
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Heroine of the Day: Deborah Copaken Kogan

Yesterday a shit bomb was dropped on the internet in the form of an essay by photographer/TV producer/novelist Deborah Copaken Kogan entitled My So-Called Post Feminist Life in Arts and Letters which was posted on the Nation's website.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 11, 2013 2:00 PM
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Talking Shonda Rhimes' Scandal on Melissa Harris-Perry

On this last week's Melissa Harris-Perry show she devoted a whole segment to Shonda Rhimes' show Scandal. In the segment she is joined by Andrea Plaid, Heather McGee, Joy-Ann Reid and Janet Mock.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 11, 2013 11:30 AM
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Pamela Paul Named Editor of The New York Times Book Review

Pamela Paul has been named the the new editor of the The New York Times Book Review section succeeding Sam Tanenhaus. She is the 20th book review editor and only second female after Rebecca Sinkler who ran the section from 1989-1995.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 11, 2013 10:00 AM
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Julie Taymor Settles Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Lawsuit

As we had recently reported, a trial date had been set for May between Taymor and Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris, producers of the musical Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark. This had been after months of being unable to agree to a settlement. However, this morning we have learned that Taymor and the producers have reached a settlement.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 10, 2013 2:00 PM
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Poster Premiere: A River Changes Course - Kalyanee Mam

Kalyanee Mam's A River Changes Course is a documentary that chronicles the lives of three Cambodian families who are dealing with the struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life while the rapid development of a modern Cambodia happens around them.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 10, 2013 12:15 PM
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Is Barbra Streisand to Direct Film About Margaret Bourke-White and Erskine Caldwell?

To be honest there is some confusion about this story. 411 is reporting that Barbra Streisand was going to direct Skinny and Cat to star Cate Blanchett about the lives of photographer Margaret Bourke-White and writer Erskine Caldwell. But now it looks like both Streisand and Blanchett are no longer attached to that film. Rachel Weisz is now set to star as Bourke-White in Skinny and Cat and they are just looking for a new director.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 10, 2013 11:30 AM
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Jane Campion to Receive Carrosse d'Or

At next month's Cannes Film Festival, Jane Campion will receive the Carrosse d'Or.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 10, 2013 10:14 AM
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SXSW Interview with Hannah Fidell, Lindsay Burdge and Kim Sherman of A Teacher

  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 9, 2013 2:00 PM
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Women and Hollywood Heads to Chicago

I just wanted to give a heads up to any readers in the Chicago area.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 9, 2013 1:00 PM
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