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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

Trailer Watch: Belle - Directed by Amma Asante

Amma Asante's Belle premiered last month at TIFF.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 28, 2013 10:00 AM
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Weekly Update for October 25: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films opening on October 25...
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  • October 25, 2013 5:00 PM
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October Horror Series Interview: Emily DiPrimio on Horror, Carver and Directing at 13 Years Old

At 13, Emily DiPrimio is well on her way to starting a career in the lady-sparse horror genre. She co-wrote and will co-direct, Carver, which just made its Kickstarter goal earlier this month.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 25, 2013 4:14 PM
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Questions of Queer Identity, Coming of Age and Loss of Self in Blue is the Warmest Color

There's no doubt when Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue is the Warmest Color hits theaters today it will cause controversy. The movie has already experienced both the praise and backlash of both critics and its own director and lead actresses.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 25, 2013 3:00 PM
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Octavia Spencer to Murder She Wrote Reboot, Melissa McCarthy to Produce Sitcom and Other TV News

In the most exciting TV news of the week, NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a Murder She Wrote reboot starring Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 25, 2013 2:00 PM
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  • 4 Comments

Stockholm International Film Festival Announces Competition Films and Lineup

The Stockholm International Film Festival has announced their films in competition and their general lineup. The 24th annual festival will screen over 180 films from 50 countries.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 25, 2013 12:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Gloria

Gloria, which screened at TIFF last month, is Chile's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film for the upcoming Academy Awards.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 25, 2013 10:28 AM
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We are the Weirdos, Mister: Revisiting The Craft

I was eight years old when The Craft came out in 1996. I remember seeing the VHS on the shelves of the video store for years and then finally picking it out when I was in sixth grade.
  • By Dahlia Grossman-Heinze
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  • October 24, 2013 4:00 PM
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Pathe Picks Up Sarah Gavron's Suffragette

We previously reported about Sarah Gavron's latest, Suffragette, previously titled The Fury, when Carey Mulligan was in early talks to star.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 24, 2013 3:13 PM
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The Big O: Will Audiences (and Oscar Voters) Surrender to 12 Years a Slave?

Can movie audiences handle the truth -- especially when it's unpleasant to sit through?
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • October 24, 2013 2:00 PM
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