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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

Trailer Watch: Susan Sarandon Hunts a Serial Killer in 'The Calling'

Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef (Sarandon) is living a quiet, pill-addicted life in a small town until a routine call leads to an especially grim murder scene.
  • By Laura Berger
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  • August 20, 2014 1:00 PM
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July 2014 Film Preview

July is all about "Tammy" and "Lucy" and "Gabrielle."
  • By Kelcie Mattson and Alice Thorpe
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  • July 2, 2014 11:26 AM
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Claire Danes, Iman, Idina Menzel Among Variety's Power of Women

Nancy Dubuc, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Susan Sarandon will also be honored for their humanitarian efforts.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 2, 2014 1:15 PM
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Trailer Watch: Melissa McCarthy in Tammy Teaser

It's actually a perfect short film.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 13, 2014 1:00 PM
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Susan Sarandon to Star in Mother-Daughter Sitcom at NBC

Susan Sarandon joins the growing list of actresses heading to the small screen. She will star in a mother-daughter sitcom for NBC alongside her daughter, Eva Amurri Martino.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 15, 2013 12:30 PM
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Women, Aging and Hollywood

In recent interviews, both Kim Cattrall and Susan Sarandon have both spoken about aging in Hollywood. Neither had good things to say about their experiences.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 12, 2013 10:00 AM
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Cannes 2012: News Update

Here's some movie news picked up from the trades coming out of Cannes
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 22, 2012 11:30 AM
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