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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

The Big O: Watch Out, Toronto - The Great Kate, Dame Maggie, and Some Stellar Female Directors Are Coming Your Way

Also at Toronto this year: Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, and Jessica Chastain.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • July 23, 2014 11:50 AM
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Dame Maggie Smith Honored with Portrait at National Portrait Gallery

Last week, Dame Maggie Smith was honored with a new painting of her which will hang at the National Portrait Gallery.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 16, 2013 12:00 PM
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Maggie Smith on 60 Minutes

If you are like me you are devastated that the third season of Downton Abbey is over. I don't know how I will wait at least a year until the fourth season, which they are filming now, and will air in the UK first.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • February 19, 2013 10:00 AM
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Maggie Smith Gets the Star Treatment for Quartet

77 year old Maggie Smith has had a great year in TV and film. She rocks in Downton Abbey and she has a shot at a supporting nod for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • December 4, 2012 11:22 AM
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Quote of the Day: "It's a Bit Baffling As To Why Everybody Has To Be Treated As If They Were Five Years Old."

So says Dame Maggie Smith while doing press for her new film Quartet at the London Film Festival.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • October 16, 2012 1:45 PM
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