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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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Trailer Watch: I, Anna - Starring Charlotte Rampling

Based on the novel by Elsa Lewin, I, Anna follows Anna (the great Charlotte Rampling) who gets entangled in the middle of a murder case and falls for the lead detective (Gabriel Byrne).
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  • December 11, 2012 10:00 AM
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Watch This: Restless - Starring Charlotte Rampling, Michelle Dockery and Hayley Atwell

Well, this looks amazing. Restless, stars Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) as Ruth, a woman who discovers that her mother, Sally (the iconic Charlotte Rampling) was a spy during World War II. Sally's past (younger Sally is played by Hayley Atwell) comes back to haunt her when her life as a spy comes to surface.
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  • November 19, 2012 9:54 AM
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Locarno Film Festival Lineup: 2 Women Directed Films In Competition

On Wednesday, the Locarno Film Festival announced its lineup for in-competition films and the Piazza Grande program. Held from August 1-11, Locarno is one of the world’s oldest film festivals, currently in its 65th year.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 13, 2012 12:46 PM
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Charlotte Rampling to Receive Honor at Locarno Film Festival

Legendary actress Charlotte Rampling will receive the festival's excellence award at the opening night of this year's festival on August 1st.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • July 11, 2012 10:27 AM
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