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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: Marion Cotillard Has 'Two Days, One Night' to Get Her Job Back

Cotillard's latest French-language drama deals with depression and unemployment.
  • By Laura Berger
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  • August 19, 2014 2:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Jennifer Kent's Sundance Favorite 'The Babadook'

The haunted horror film has been hailed as a modern masterpiece.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 18, 2014 2:38 PM
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Trailer Watch: Acrobats Fly and Crash in 'Born To Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs Gravity'

"You have to get beyond the barrier of self-protection before you can really fly."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 15, 2014 10:17 AM
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Trailer Watch: US Trailer for Juliette Binoche's 1,000 Times Goodnight

"These kids can't live in constant fear that their mother's gonna die."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 13, 2014 2:22 PM
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  • 1 Comment

RIP: Lauren Bacall - Check out Some Career Highlights

Bacall forged an enduring career for herself by being the smartest person in the room.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 13, 2014 12:06 PM
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  • 2 Comments

Trailer Watch: I Am Eleven is a Charming Look at Being Between Childhood and Adolescence

Director Genevieve Bailey profiles 11-year-olds all over the world.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 11, 2014 12:57 PM
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Trailer Watch: Kristen Stewart Heads to Guantanamo in Camp X-Ray

Stewart plays a young soldier who develops an unexpectedly complex relationship with one of the prisoners.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 11, 2014 10:00 AM
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Watch: Actual Superheroine Can't Get a Movie Made About Her in Hollywood

Don't tell a superheroine, "You're cute when you're angry."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 8, 2014 3:30 PM
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Clear Your Thursday Nights for Shonda Rhimes

Those who grew up on ABC's TGIF lineup now have Shonda Rhimes' Thank God It's Thursday (#TGIT) to look forward to.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Inkoo Kang
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  • August 1, 2014 12:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Sleeping with the Fishes Captures La Vida Loca in a Latino-Jewish Family

"Shabbat Sh-adios."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 1, 2014 10:00 AM
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  • 2 Comments

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