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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

Interview with Liz W. Garcia - Writer and Director of The Lifeguard

Women and Hollywood got the chance to speak to Liz W. Garcia, writer and director of The Lifeguard, which opens in theaters on August 30th. The film is also available on ITunes now.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 22, 2013 2:05 PM
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Comic-Con: Veronica Mars Trailer

Out of Comic-Con is the first footage from the anticipated Veronica Mars movie. In March, creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter fund requesting $2 million to make a film version of the critically acclaimed CW show.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 22, 2013 11:45 AM
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Trailer Watch - The Lifeguard - Directed by Liz W. Garcia

We wrote last week about Liz W. Garcia's amazing and perfect quote about women working as directors in a recent interview. Garcia's latest film, The Lifeguard, premiered at Sundance and was picked up by Focus World and Screen Media Films.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 10, 2013 12:05 PM
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Teaser Trailer: Frozen - Co-Directed by Jennifer Lee

Disney's latest, Frozen, is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Snow Queen. The film follows Anna (Kristen Bell) who teams up with a mountain man (Jonathan Groff) to find her older sister Elsa (Idina Menzel) who has disappeared after accidentally cursing their kingdom into eternal winter.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 20, 2013 10:00 AM
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Veronica Mars Movie Reaches $2 Million Kickstarter Goal

The message today is: never underestimate the power of fandom.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • March 15, 2013 2:00 PM
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