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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 5th annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015 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

Director Liza Johnson on Exploring Kristen Wiig's Dramatic Side in Hateship Loveship

In her Alice Munro adaptation, Johnson creates another film about a female protagonist who is "teetering on the sidelines of a society she will risk everything to join."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 9, 2014 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Kristen Wiig in Hateship Loveship

Liza Johnson ("Return") adapts an Alice Munro short story about a naive, lovelorn nanny.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 14, 2014 3:00 PM
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Women In Film, Los Angeles Announces Crystal + Lucy Awards Honorees

Women In Film, Los Angeles has announced their Crystal + Lucy Awards Honorees for 2013. It's an extremely impressive lineup. The awards, established in 1977, celebrate women and men in the entertainment industry who are doing groundbreaking, creative work to pave the way for others in the industry.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • May 1, 2013 12:00 PM
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Link Roundup: Film Edition

Here's some recent women in film news.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 19, 2012 11:00 AM
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Liza Johnson Directing Kristen Wiig in Hateship, Friendship

Kristen Wiig will be starring in Hateship, Friendship which begins shooting next week in New Orleans.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 22, 2012 12:30 PM
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