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

Reese Witherspoon Bets on Kimberly McCreight as Next YA Sensation

"The Outliers" follows a young woman searching for her missing best friend.
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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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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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Nahnatchka Khan and Reese Witherspoon Team Up on Happily Ever After

Disney has picked up Happily Ever After from Don't Trust the B creator, Nahnatchka Khan. Reese Witherspoon is on board to star and produce the project through with her Pacific Standard partner, Bruna Papandrea.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 4, 2013 3:00 PM
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Elle Magazine Announced Honorees of 20th Annual Women in Hollywood Event

Elle magazine announced the honorees of their 20th annual Women in Hollywood event.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 27, 2013 10:00 AM
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Reese Witherspoon to Star in Adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's Wild

Fox Searchlight just acquired the worldwide rights to Cheryl Strayed's critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Wild. Reese Witherspoon is set to star and produce.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 18, 2013 1:15 PM
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Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara to Star in 'Don't Mess With Texas'

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara are set to star in Don't Mess With Texas. After a bidding war, Universal just made a deal for the script, written by John Quaintance and David Feeney, who were former writers on the dearly departed Ben & Kate.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 10, 2013 1:00 PM
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Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon Being Considered for 'Rodham'

As expected some of the most talented women in Hollywood are being considered to play Hillary Clinton in the upcoming Rodham. Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon and Amanda Seyfried are all being looked at for the role.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • May 28, 2013 1:45 PM
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New TV Projects From a Host of Women Including Elizabeth Banks, Reese Witherspoon and Amy Poehler

If all this television news continues, we are in for a lot of promising sounding female centric, female produced and female written shows. This time around Elizabeth Banks, Reese Witherspoon and Amy Poehler, Rachel Harris & Angela Kinsey are producing and creating shows for CBS, The CW, Comedy Central and Fox.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 10, 2012 9:14 AM
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