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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

'May in the Summer' Writer-Director Cherien Dabis on Hiring Herself to Star in Her Film

"Authenticity was very important to me, and I was having a really difficult time finding someone who really embodied the spirit of the character, and also brought that cultural, linguistic authenticity."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 20, 2014 12:08 PM
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Emmys Rundown: The Good, the Bad, the Gender Disparity

Who we're rooting for: Kate McKinnon, Anna Gunn, Alison Tolman, Lizzy Caplan.
  • By Sara Stewart
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  • August 20, 2014 11:01 AM
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Debbie Reynolds to Be Awarded Life Achievement Honor at SAG Awards

Reynolds is an Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Golden Globe nominee.
  • By Laura Berger
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  • August 20, 2014 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Marion Cotillard Has 'Two Days, One Night' to Get Her Job Back

Cotillard's latest French-language drama deals with depression and unemployment.
  • By Laura Berger
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  • August 19, 2014 2:00 PM
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Chicken & Egg to Honor Film Society of Lincoln Center's Lesli Klainberg and Eugene Hernandez

Klainberg and Hernandez will be recognized for their contributions to independent documentary filmmaking.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 19, 2014 1:00 PM
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Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate Behavior' Finds Distribution

Gravitas Ventures will release the (very funny) Sundance comedy early next year.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 19, 2014 12:00 PM
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Diane Keaton to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Zurich Film Festival

The festival will screen 'And So It Goes,' Keaton's latest romantic comedy.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 19, 2014 11:10 AM
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Heather Graham to Write, Direct, and Star in Her Own Movie

'Half Magic' will be a comedy focusing on relationships, sex, and sexism.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 19, 2014 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Jennifer Kent's Sundance Favorite 'The Babadook'

The haunted horror film has been hailed as a modern masterpiece.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 18, 2014 2:38 PM
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Gloria Estefan Musical Coming to Broadway in 2015

Estefan is welcoming video auditions via Twitter (#reachgloria).
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 18, 2014 1:32 PM
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