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: Paradise - Written and Directed by Diablo Cody

We've been reporting a lot about Diablo Cody's directorial debut in the last couple weeks--first about the film's initial October release alongside Kimberly Peirce's Carrie, then Cody's announcement via Twitter that lucky Direct TV viewers would be seeing her new film hit their screens on August 8th.
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  • August 5, 2013 11:15 AM
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Diablo Cody's Paradise to Premiere on Direct TV Next Week

As we previously reported, Diablo Cody's directorial debut was hitting theaters on October 18th, the same day that Kimberly Peirce's remake of horror classic Carrie drops as well.
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  • August 2, 2013 3:00 PM
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