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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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Weekly Roundup

Here's a round-up of some of the stories we didn't get a chance to cover last week but wanted you to know about.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 30, 2012 9:58 AM
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Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist to Open The Venice Film Festival

Mira Nair's new film The Reluctant Fundamentalist will open the 69th Venice Film Festival on August 29th. It will screen out of competition.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • July 23, 2012 12:15 PM
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Trailer Watch: A Little Bit of Heaven Directed by Nicole Kassell

Are we going to get to see a more mature Kate Hudson? One can only hope. This film will release on VOD on April 3 and in theatres on May 4. The premise is a cliche. Young woman gets cancer and falls in love with her doctor.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 18, 2012 9:30 AM
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