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

Trailer Watch: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Written by I. Marlene King

We have another contender to add into the post-Twilight YA film adaptation pool. This time it's Cassandra Clare's insanely popular The Mortal Instruments series. Adapted by Pretty Little Liars showrunner, I. Marlene King, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones follows Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a seemingly normal teenage girl until her mother (Lena Headey) is captured by a demon and Clary begins to find out that she's not as normal (she's actually a half-angel demon warrior) as she thought.
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  • November 27, 2012 10:02 AM
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Mirror, Mirror

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  • March 30, 2012 11:34 AM
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Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue 2012

At least they are all dressed.  But all the satin kind of reminds me of a brothel.  Thw women on the power panel which is the actual cover are Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain.  And Jennifer Lawrence is in the top center.  Smart of them to include the awesome Adepero Oduye.
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  • January 31, 2012 9:10 AM
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Trailer Watch: Mirror, Mirror

Here's the trailer for the second Snow White movie coming out next year.  It looks much better than I thought it would.  Nathan Lane playing sidekick to the evil Queen, Julia Roberts.  And Snow White seems to actually have  bit of spunk.  I'm not writing this one off yet.
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  • November 16, 2011 9:49 AM
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