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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

Trailer Watch: Nicole Kidman as Grace of Monaco

It's hard out there for a princess.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 14, 2014 2:00 PM
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Nicole Kidman to Star in The Silent Wife

Nicole Kidman is attached to star in The Silent Wife.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 14, 2013 1:49 PM
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The Big O: Reality Bites Oscar -- Hard

It's time to get real about the Oscar race.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • October 11, 2013 2:00 PM
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Nicole Kidman Goes All Feminist at Variety Awards

Nicole Kidman was honored at this year's Variety Power of Women awards for her work with UN Women to advance the rights of women and girls across the world.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 9, 2013 12:07 PM
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Trailer Watch: Grace of Monaco - Starring Nicole Kidman

The first trailer for Grace of Monaco starring Nicole Kidman has been released.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 17, 2013 10:00 AM
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Variety Announces Recipients of 5th Annual Power of Women

Variety has announced the group of women they will be honoring at their 5th annual Power of Women event, which celebrates leaders in the industry and their philanthropic work.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 5, 2013 11:00 AM
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Guest Post: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Gender Equality?

As an Australian I've long believed that my home country's industry was a bit more progressive than America's. For instance, our homegrown annual awards formerly known as the Australian Film Institute Awards recognised their first female director winner way back in 1979 with Gillian Armstrong for the classic My Brilliant Career.
  • By Glenn Dunks
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  • August 2, 2013 2:00 PM
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2013 Cannes News- Part 1

Some news coming out of Cannes
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 16, 2013 12:00 PM
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Stoker- Starring Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman

Originally published on February 4
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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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.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 4, 2013 11:00 AM
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