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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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Women and Hollywood

First Trailer: FX's The Bridge - Created by Meredith Stiehm

Earlier this year, FX announced the 13 episode pick up of Meredith Stiehm's The Bridge, an adaptation of Bron about the Denmark/Sweden border.
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  • May 16, 2013 11:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: New Trailer for The Host - Starring Saoirse Ronan

Based on Stephenie Meyer's non-Twilight novel, The Host follows Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) whose body is taken over by invading aliens (led by Diane Kruger). Instead of succumbing to the alien soul in her body, Melanie and "Wanda," set out to set the humans of the world free instead of destroying earth.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • March 4, 2013 10:00 AM
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Sign the Petition! Where Are the Women Directors?

It's been very interesting to watch the opening of the Cannes Film Festival.  In light of the fact that there are no women directors in competition and the great work of La Barbe, at the opening press conference the jury as well as the directors of the festival were confronted with a barrage of questions about the issue.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 18, 2012 12:14 PM
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