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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 5th annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015 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

How the Demise of the Romantic Comedy Will Affect Women

Some reasons behind the death of a genre.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • February 28, 2014 11:15 AM
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  • 6 Comments

Feminist of the Day: Olivia Wilde

Wilde, who's played supporting roles in over 40 movies and has only ever had one starring role (in last year's excellent "Drinking Buddies"), shared a revealing anecdote that illustrates the frustration she must feel as an actress in an industry that works against her success.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 19, 2014 10:00 AM
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  • 18 Comments

Link Roundup: Film Edition

Here's some recent women in film news.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 19, 2012 11:00 AM
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  • 0 Comments

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