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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

August Film Preview

It's been a depressing summer for women at the box office but things are looking up...heading into August, there are a several great women centric, directed and written films to look forward including like Lake Bell's hilarious In a World... to one of our favorites from SXSW, Short Term 12 starring Brie Larson.
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  • July 30, 2013 12:30 PM
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Trailer Watch: Lovelace

Amanda Seyfried stars as Linda Boreman in the story behind the woman who made Deep Throat.
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  • July 12, 2013 10:00 AM
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Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon Being Considered for 'Rodham'

As expected some of the most talented women in Hollywood are being considered to play Hillary Clinton in the upcoming Rodham. Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon and Amanda Seyfried are all being looked at for the role.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • May 28, 2013 1:45 PM
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Women Director News Roundup: Nancy Savoca, Christine Jeffs and Sarah Siegal-Magness

Some new feature projects have recently been announced coming from Nancy Savoca, Christine Jeffs and the directorial debut of Precious producer Sarah Siegal-Magness.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 8, 2012 11:14 AM
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Trailer Watch: Les Miserables

Not woman centric but the trailer features Anne Hathaway singing I Dreamed a Dream.  This looks really great.  Opens December 7.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 30, 2012 10:28 AM
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Trailer Watch: Gone

Amanda Seyfried goes all vigilante to save her sister from being the latest victim of a serial killer of young women.  Film will open Feb 2012.
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  • November 22, 2011 9:59 AM
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