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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

Trailer Watch: Katie Holmes Teaches Children and Criminals Lessons as a Vigilante in 'Miss Meadows'

The thriller, written and directed by Karen Leigh Hopkins ('Stepmom,' 'Because I Said So'), stars Holmes as a sweet schoolteacher by day -- and a merciless vigilante by night.
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  • August 22, 2014 12:00 PM
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Karen Leigh Hopkins' Tribeca Film Miss Meadows Finds Distribution

The Katie Holmes-as-a-gun-toting-vigilante star vehicle will arrive in theaters this fall.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 27, 2014 12:50 PM
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Tribeca Women Directors: Meet Karen Leigh Hopkins (Miss Meadows)

"I'd always thought of myself as a liberal person but I wondered if we'd completely lost our marbles. Who, I wondered in my rage, could protect children and not worry about the politically correct grey area? "
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 21, 2014 12:59 PM
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Theresa Rebeck on Leaving Smash and New Play, Dead Accounts

  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 29, 2012 9:14 PM
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Two Women Written Shows Bound for Broadway This Fall

Katie Holmes' first professional engagement in her post Tom Cruise life will be on the Broadway stage in Theresa Rebeck's latest play Dead Accounts. The play premiered in January in Cincinnati and will play at the Music Box Theatre in NYC this fall. Rebeck's play Seminar starring Alan Rickman ran on Broadway last season. She is also the creator of the NBC show Smash.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • July 23, 2012 11:08 AM
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