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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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Meryl Streep to Join Carey Mulligan in Suffragette

Which is wonderful news, but leads us to wonder why there aren't a lot more movies about suffragettes.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 20, 2014 1:34 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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Carey Mulligan to Reteam with Writer Abi Morgan for The Fury

Carey Mulligan is in early talks to join director Sarah Gavron's The Fury, written by Abi Morgan. The film will focus on the suffragette movement in the UK.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 25, 2013 12:30 PM
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Happy International Women's Day: Women in Film and TV (UK) Releases 2012 Power List

  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 8, 2012 12:22 PM
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Cross-Post: Oscars 2011: Single Fathers and the Vanishing Mothers

One of the threads running through this year’s Oscar race is the single father who must pull things together for the sake of his kids.  This is especially poignant in three films – Moneyball, The Descendants and We Bought a Zoo.  It’s even funnier that it happens to be George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, the Oceans gang, but also the Sexiest Men Alive troika.  Remember how Clooney and Pitt were campaigning for Damon?
  • By Sasha Stone
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  • November 28, 2011 11:33 AM
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The Hollywood Reporter's Actress Roundtable

Here is a look at some of the women we will be talking about for the next several months. 
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 10, 2011 9:47 AM
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