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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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Gotham Shows Brie Larson Some Love for 'Short Term 12'

Brie Larson won the IFP Gotham Awards' Best Actress Prize for her luminous performance in the social-work drama 'Short Term 12.' "This might be my only time accepting an award so I want to make sure I get everybody in," she said.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 3, 2013 1:00 PM
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Gotham Awards Announce Nominees for 23rd Annual Ceremony

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) have announced the nominees for the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 24, 2013 12:45 PM
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There's a New "Final Girl" in the House--and She's a Beast: A Review of You're Next

You're Next is sick, and I mean sick like "disgusting" and sick like "badass" because somewhere in my 34-year-old brain, I'm also 12. (Ed Note: There are some spoilers for You're Next in this review)
  • By Stephanie Rogers
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  • October 23, 2013 3:00 PM
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