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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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Kimberly Peirce: "How Many More Movies Could I Have Made?"

Yesterday, the NY Times Magazine featured a profile of director Kimberly Peirce as she readies the release of the remake of Carrie starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 30, 2013 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Second Trailer for Kimberly Peirce's Carrie

The second trailer for Kimberly Peirce's upcoming remake of the horror classic, Carrie, gives even more glimpses at how Peirce will interpret the classic scenes from the original.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 6, 2013 10:30 AM
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Watch This: Full Trailer for Kimberly Peirce's Carrie

After months of teaser trailers, the full trailer for Kimberly Peirce's Carrie is here. Starring Chloe Grace Moretz as the iconic title character, Peirce's reinvisioning of the film is said to be closer to Stephen King's original text.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 8, 2013 10:00 AM
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Anne Hathaway and Chloe Grace Moretz Sign onto Lynn Shelton's Laggies

When Women and Hollywood interviewed Lynn Shelton earlier in the year at Sundance, she mentioned her next project, Laggies, written by Andrea Seigel. Shelton described it about a twentysomething woman, who is passive in her life. When her longtime boyfriend proposes, she freaks out and hides out with her new best friend, a 16 year old girl.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 1, 2013 12:30 PM
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Trailer Watch: Kick-Ass 2 - Starring Chloe Grace Moretz

Check out the international trailer for Kick-Ass 2 which hits theaters on August 16. The trailer's focus is mainly on Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) dealing with the after effects of the first film and going to high school. Oh and kicking a lot of ass.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • March 28, 2013 11:15 AM
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Trailer Watch: Carrie - Directed by Kimberly Peirce, Starring Chloe Grace Moretz

It's a little hard not to be wary of a Carrie remake. The iconic 1976 film starring Sissy Spacek and a terrifying Piper Laurie is one of my favorite horror movies. But bring in acclaimed director Kimberly Peirce, one of my all-time favorite actresses Julianne Moore and arguably one of the best young actresses working right now, Chloe Grace Moretz as Carrie--it's hard not to be sold. The teaser trailer cements that this will be a movie to see when it hits theaters in the spring.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 17, 2012 9:06 AM
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Jenna Elfman to Host Women in Film 2012 Crystal + Lucy Awards June 12

Actress Jenna Elfman who will return to TV next season as the First Lady in the comedy 1600 Penn will be the host of the annual Crystal + Lucy Awards. If I lived in LA I would so be at this event supporting the work of Women in Film. It's one of the rare occasions to celebrate women in the business.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • June 7, 2012 1:53 PM
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Cannes 2012: News Update

Here's some movie news picked up from the trades coming out of Cannes
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 22, 2012 11:30 AM
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Women's Films Opening - May 11, 2012

  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 11, 2012 12:12 PM
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Guest Post: What It Feels Like for a Girl

The drama Hick has been generating controversy for its depiction of young teen Luli McMullen’s journey into adolescence. Andrea Portes, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of her novel, responds to this criticism with insights into the female teen character played by Chloë Grace Moretz.
  • By Andrea Portes
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  • May 11, 2012 11:00 AM
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