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

Sundance Rerun: Interview with Lynn Shelton - Director of Touchy Feely

I had never met Lynn Shelton before last month but I already felt like I knew her. She has a way of telling us stories about other people that are really about all of us. Her new film Touchy Feely is about a brother and sister, one who touches for a living and one who makes a point of not getting too close to anyone.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 6, 2013 9:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Enough Said - Directed by Nicole Holofcener

Nicole Holofcener's latest Enough Said will premiere at this year's Toronto Film Festival before hitting theaters.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 7, 2013 2:00 PM
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Sundance Interview with Lynn Shelton – Director of Touchy Feely

I had never met Lynn Shelton before last month but I already felt like I knew her. She has a way of telling us stories about other people that are really about all of us. Her new film Touchy Feely is about about a brother a sister, one who touches for a living and one who makes a point of not getting too close to anyone. The film is about conections and about intimacy and stars the incomparable Rosemarie DeWitt as a massseuse who developes an aversion to touching with a terrific performance by Josh Pais as her brother who begins healing through his touch.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • February 5, 2013 2:00 PM
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Catherine Keener, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Toni Collette to Star in Nicole Holofcener's New Film

Nicole Holofcener’s untitled new project began principal photography on Monday in Los Angeles.  The film will be distributed by Fox Searchlight.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 7, 2012 2:31 PM
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Jane Fonda Talks About Her Life on the Eve of the Release of Peace Love and Misunderstanding

I'm the lucky girl who gets to go to the premiere tonight. Here she is talking to CBS This Morning. The film opens on Friday.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • June 4, 2012 10:02 AM
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Trailer Watch: Peace Love and Misunderstanding

Jane Fonda as a hippie in Woodstock. Film is on opens and is available on VOD on June 8.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 1, 2012 9:37 AM
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