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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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Krysten Ritter, Margo Martindale and Melanie Lynskey Nab New Pilots

Some of our favorite underappreciated actresses have been cast in pilots for the upcoming Fall TV season. The hilarious Krysten Ritter of the dearly departed Apartment 23 has been cast as the lead in Leslye Headland’s Assistance, a talent combination that is almost too perfect. The terrific Margo Martindale has been cast in a new CBS comedy pilot and Melanie Lynskey has landed a role in the new HBO comedy from the Duplass Brothers.
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  • February 28, 2013 11:15 AM
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Breakdown of Women Nominees for 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards

The nominees for the 22nd Annual Independent Filmmaker Project’s Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced today. A total of 26 Films were nominated in six categories. Actress Marion Cotillard will be honored with a career tribute.  And for the second year in a row, the IFP will present the euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers ‘Live the Dream Grant.’ The grant consists of a $25,000 award to help support the first feature project of a woman filmmaker. The awards ceremony will take place on November 26th in New York.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 18, 2012 6:07 PM
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Interview with Sarah Koskoff - Writer of Hello I Must Be Going

  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 7, 2012 11:52 AM
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Trailer Watch: Hello I Must Be Going Written by Sarah Koskoff

Looks like this will be Melanie Lynskey's breakout role. She is always sooo good and now she gets a starring vehicle.
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  • July 11, 2012 9:43 AM
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