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: Mia Wasikowska in New Tracks Video

Wasikowska travels 2000 miles across the Australian desert by camel.
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  • March 14, 2014 2:30 PM
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The Most Anticipated Films of 2014

The 13 films of 2014 to look forward to -- and the three movies that will hopefully be released.
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  • January 2, 2014 11:09 AM
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Trailer Watch: Mia Wasikowska Seeks Adventure and Meaning in 'Tracks'

An adaptation of Robyn Davidson's memoir, which recounts her nine-month, 1700-mile journey across the Australian desert by camel, 'Tracks' has received raves at festivals. Mia Wasikowska plays Davidson and Adam Driver co-stars as a National Geographic photographer, as the trek was funded (reluctantly on Davidson's part) by the magazine.
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  • December 9, 2013 10:00 AM
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The Weinstein Company Acquires Women Centric Tracks

The Weinstein Company, as of late, has been nabbing some women centric titles. In May, they picked up the Judi Dench starrer, Philomena, about a woman who looks for the son she was forced to give up for adoption. Out of Venice, The Weinstein Company announced they were setting a Christmas release for the film with it opening wide in January.
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  • September 3, 2013 1:45 PM
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While We Were Away...Some Links of Interest

Here are some links from when we were away that might interest people:
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  • September 3, 2013 11:19 AM
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Women Centric Films in Toronto International Film Festival 2013 Gala & Special Presentation Line Up

After taking a look at the women directed films in the galas and special presentations, we also wanted to take a look at the women centric films that will be receiving lots of attention in Toronto. We are guessing that there will be big stars in attendance like Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.
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  • July 25, 2013 11:15 AM
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Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska to Star in 'Carol'

Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska are set to star in Carol--an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt. Phyllis Nagy wrote the screenplay and Todd Haynes is set to direct.
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  • May 28, 2013 9:45 AM
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Stoker- Starring Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman

Originally published on February 4
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  • March 1, 2013 11:31 AM
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Stoker- Starring Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman

The media and art that I always tend to be attracted to, some would say, could fall into the disturbing spectrum. I like messy, complicated and at times psychotic female characters. This has ranged from falling in love with Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar in high school, Cindy Sherman’s photography, Diablo Cody’s underappreciated and brilliant Young Adult and my current obsession with Enlightened and American Horror Story: Asylum.
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  • February 4, 2013 11:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Stoker - Starring Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska

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  • October 4, 2012 9:45 AM
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