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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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Patricia Clarkson and Debra Winger to Be Honored by Provincetown Film Festival

Clarkson's most recent film, "Last Weekend," will also open the festival.
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  • May 20, 2014 11:15 AM
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Patricia Clarkson as Katha Pollitt in Isabel Coixet's Learning to Drive

Patricia Clarkson will play writer Katha Pollitt in Learning to Drive, a film based on Pollitt's 2002 essay in The New Yorker.
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  • August 21, 2013 12:15 PM
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Trailer Watch: Second Trailer for The East - Co-Written by and Starring Brit Marling

As the trailers for The East continue to roll out and with its recent outing at SXSW, the buzz for Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij's tense thriller is growing.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • May 1, 2013 4:00 PM
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