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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

August 2014 Film Preview

New films with Robin Wright, Patricia Clarkson, Paula Garces, Christina Ricci, and more.
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  • August 1, 2014 1:42 PM
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Trailer Watch: Robin Wright Animates Herself in The Congress

Wright plays a version of herself who undergoes cartoon-ification to prolong her stalled career and save her son.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • May 28, 2014 4:12 PM
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Women and Hollywood Summer 2014 Preview

The 15 movies about women we're most looking forward to this summer.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 27, 2014 10:05 AM
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NYWIFT Announces 33rd Annual Muse Awardees

New York Women in Film and TV has announced the awardees for the 33rd annual Muse Awards.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 4, 2013 10:00 AM
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Interview with Anne Fontaine - Director of Adore

Women and Hollywood got the chance to interview Anne Fontaine about her new film, Adore, which she directed. Adore hits theaters today.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 6, 2013 2:00 PM
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New Trailer: Adore - Directed by Anne Fontaine

Anne Fontaine's latest, Adore, stars Naomi Watts and Robin Wright as two lifelong friends who both end up in majorly boundary crossing relationships with each other's sexy grown sons.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 1, 2013 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Two Mothers - Directed by Anne Fontaine

Anne Fontaine's Two Mothers premiered at Sundance to mixed reviews. The film follows the friendship of two mothers (Robin Wright and Naomi Watts) who both sleep with each other's extremely good looking sons (Xavier Samuel and James Frecheville). Things, obviously, become complicated.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 20, 2013 10:00 AM
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