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

Trailer Watch: Jenny Slate in Obvious Child

Writer-director Gillian Robespierre resuscitates the romantic comedy.
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  • April 16, 2014 3:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Gone Girl Asks, Where's Amy?

Better question: Where's Rosamund Pike?
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  • April 16, 2014 11:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Food Industry Scrutinized in Fed Up

Director Stephanie Soechtig and producer Katie Couric argue sugar is the new tobacco.
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  • April 11, 2014 1:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Helen Hunt Discovers Cancer Gene in Decoding Annie Parker

Samantha Morton, Rashida Jones, and Aaron Paul co-star.
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  • April 10, 2014 2:00 PM
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TV: Trailer Watch: New Preview for Season 2

It's very newbie-friendly, so it's probably be the one you send your friends to get them hooked on the show too.
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  • April 8, 2014 3:00 PM
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Watch: How Kamala Khan Is Changing Comics and Readers

Kamala Khan isn't just the first Muslim superheroine -- she's a one-girl revolution.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 8, 2014 1:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Michelle Monaghan Returns Home After Afghanistan in Fort Bliss

Monaghan transitions uneasily back into civilian life in writer-director Claudia Myers' sophomore film.
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  • April 8, 2014 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Gia Coppola Makes Her Directorial Debut with Palo Alto

Palo Alto could provide a breakout role for Emma Roberts.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 4, 2014 3:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Scarlett Johnasson Has Superpowers in Lucy

"Lucy" ´╗┐is the film we've been waiting for.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 4, 2014 11:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Toni Collette Searches for a Lost Love in Lucky Them

Collette plays a veteran rock journalist who has one last chance to save her job.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 3, 2014 1:00 PM
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