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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

Guest Post: Who Says There Are No Women Onscreen This Summer? Susan Seidelman's The Hot Flashes Hits Theatres This Weekend

The best surprise of this summer is Susan Seidelman's new film The Hot Flashes, opening in selected theaters on July 12 and starring Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, Virginia Madsen, Wanda Sykes and Camryn Manheim. This film is a hilarious comedy with moments of truth that make it more than just a feel-good summer movie.
  • By Maria Giese
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  • July 10, 2013 11:20 AM
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Trailer Watch: The Hot Flashes - Directed by Susan Seidelman

The Hot Flashes, directed by Susan Seidelman, follows a group of middle-aged women, all former high school basketball champions, who take up the basketball after many years and challenge the current high school team to raise awareness and funds for a mobile breast cancer service van.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 26, 2013 9:58 AM
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Trailer Watch: Crazy Kind of Love - Directed by Sarah Siegel-Magness, Written by Karen McCullah Lutz

  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • May 3, 2013 10:00 AM
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Women Director News Roundup: Nancy Savoca, Christine Jeffs and Sarah Siegal-Magness

Some new feature projects have recently been announced coming from Nancy Savoca, Christine Jeffs and the directorial debut of Precious producer Sarah Siegal-Magness.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 8, 2012 11:14 AM
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