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: Diane Kurys' For a Woman + Exclusive Artwork

The post-war love-triangle drama is the Oscar-nominated Kurys' latest semi-autobiographical film.
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  • April 22, 2014 10:45 AM
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Trailer Watch: A Young Woman Searches for Her Real Identity in Ida

"Ida" promises gorgeous black-and-white compositions and a powerful story about family and identity.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 21, 2014 3:00 PM
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Angelina Jolie and Linda Woolverton Talk Maleficent in New Featurette

The May 30 release will be part-prequel, part-alternate POV.
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  • April 21, 2014 12:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Chloe Grace Moretz in If I Stay

Life-or-death situations are rarely as literal as the one teenage Mia (Chloe Grace Moretz) faces: Should she live or die?
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 18, 2014 3:00 PM
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TV: Trailer Watch: Orange is the New Black Season 2

The suits at Netflix have gotten the memo: this isn't just Piper's show.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 17, 2014 1:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Jenny Slate in Obvious Child

Writer-director Gillian Robespierre resuscitates the romantic comedy.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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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?
  • By Inkoo Kang
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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.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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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.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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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.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 8, 2014 3:00 PM
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