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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 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: It's All About Carrie in Season Four

A post-Brody "Homeland" lands Carrie in Pakistan.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 21, 2014 3:11 PM
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Trailer Watch: Keira Knightley As You've Never Seen Her Before in Lynn Shelton's Laggies

Knightley doesn't want to accept adulthood in the film that looks like it'll be Shelton's mainstream breakout hit.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 17, 2014 11:08 AM
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Trailer Watch: Director Cherien Dabis Makes Her Screen Debut in May in the Summer

The "Amreeka" director plays a NYC writer trying to convince her Christian mother to come to her interfaith wedding.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 16, 2014 11:45 AM
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Trailer Watch: New Spot for Juliette Binoche/Kristen Stewart Drama Clouds of Sils Maria

Superhero movies scare and depress an aging actress played by Binoche.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 14, 2014 2:01 PM
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Trailer Watch: Reese Witherspoon Heals Herself in "Wild"

Grief takes the form of a 1,100-mile hiking trip for writer Cheryl Strayed.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 11, 2014 1:03 PM
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Trailer Watch: First Spot for Angelina Jolie's Unbroken

Her subject, Louis Zamperini, was a child of the globalizing 20th century.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 10, 2014 1:18 PM
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Trailer Watch: Catherine Keener Tries to Find Her "War Story"

Keener plays Lee, a combat photographer wrestling with psychic demons she brought back from the battlefield.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 9, 2014 10:05 AM
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Trailer Watch: A Man Robs a Bank for Love in the Documentary "The Dog"

It was an act of Robin Hood heroism and an early milestone in the gay liberation movement.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 3, 2014 10:07 AM
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Trailer Watch: It's Not Easy (But It Sure Looks Like Fun) "To Be Takei"

Small-screen legend George Takei leaps to the big screen in a new documentary.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 2, 2014 10:09 AM
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Trailer Watch: Gugu Mbatha-Raw is a Troubled Pop Star in Gina Prince-Bythewood's Beyond the Lights

Will anyone have a better year than Gugu Mbatha-Raw?
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 27, 2014 2:50 PM
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