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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

Putting an Oscar Campaign on Your Credit Card

Oscar nominations close tomorrow (there has been trouble with the on-line voting) and one woman hoping to make the cut is Ann Dowd who has already received accolades for her performance in the creepy (but good) film Compliance. Look at Dowd and you will recognize her. I watched Philadelphia again over the holidays (for the zillionth time) and there she was as Tom Hanks' sister.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 3, 2013 10:03 AM
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Interview with Ann Dowd, Star of 'Compliance'

If you've ever watched any of the Law and Order series you have seen Ann Dowd. She's been on them all. She's a journeywoman actress, one you have seen in many places, whose work you constantly admire but who never plays the lead. In Compliance she takes on the lead of Sandra, the manager of a fast food restaurant who is about to have the worst night of her life.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 17, 2012 10:16 AM
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Trailer Watch: Compliance

Film opens August 17th.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • July 9, 2012 9:44 AM
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