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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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The Big O: Watch Out, Toronto - The Great Kate, Dame Maggie, and Some Stellar Female Directors Are Coming Your Way

Also at Toronto this year: Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, and Jessica Chastain.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • July 23, 2014 11:50 AM
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The Big O: 2015 Oscar Preview: Expect Reese to Rise Again and a Woman to Crash the Directing Category

Angelina Jolie and Ava Duvernay are both prime candidates to become the fifth female director nominated for an Oscar.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • July 15, 2014 11:22 AM
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  • 8 Comments

Trailer Watch: Reese Witherspoon Heals Herself in "Wild"

Grief takes the form of a 1,100-mile hiking trip for writer Cheryl Strayed.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 11, 2014 1:03 PM
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Trailer Watch: Reese Witherspoon Continues Her Comeback Tour with The Good Lie

Witherspoon gives her best Erin Brockovich with a side helping of Southern twang.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 23, 2014 3:02 PM
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Reese Witherspoon's Wild Will Open December 5th

An Oscar-friendly release date has been set for the upcoming adaption of Cheryl Strayed's memoir chronicling her 1,100 mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
  • By Laura Berger
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  • May 13, 2014 2:00 PM
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Reese Witherspoon/Sofia Vergara Unnamed Film Directed by Anne Fletcher Targets Mother's Day 2015 Release

The buddy comedy will focus on an "uptight cop" (Witherspoon) and an endangered "widow of a drug kingpin" (Vergara)
  • By Laura Berger
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  • May 13, 2014 10:00 AM
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Reese Witherspoon Bets on Kimberly McCreight as Next YA Sensation

"The Outliers" follows a young woman searching for her missing best friend.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 17, 2014 2:00 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.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 2, 2014 11:09 AM
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  • 16 Comments

Nancy Meyers and Reese Witherspoon to Team Up for Workplace Comedy

Actress Reese Witherspoon is in talks to star in writer-director Nancy Meyers' next project, a workplace comedy currently titled The Intern.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 12, 2013 12:50 PM
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The Big O: Natalie Portman Swings the Hammer When it Comes to Her Post-Oscar Career

Natalie Portman is in the midst of a very important performance, one that could decide her future in the movie industry.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • November 8, 2013 3:00 PM
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