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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: 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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Trailer Watch: Mercenaries Beats ExpendaBelles to the Big Screen

"We go PMS from hell on this place."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 31, 2014 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Peek Inside the Hallowed Halls of Lone Scherfig's The Riot Club

Where wealthy pricks learn to be wealthy pricks.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 30, 2014 10:08 AM
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Trailer Watch: Katniss Joins the Rebellion in Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Teaser

The power players like President Snow (Donald Sutherland), Gamemaster Plutarch (Philip Seymour Hoffman), and District 13 president Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) are strategizing against each other, all eager to exploit Katniss as their own political tool.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 28, 2014 4:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: First Look at Susanne Bier's A Second Chance

Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, this moral drama looks absolutely amazing.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 28, 2014 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell Battle for Sexual Dominance in Liv Ullmann's Miss Julie

A noblewoman (Chastain) and her father's valet (Farrell) lose themselves in a game of erotic control.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 25, 2014 2:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: New Spot for Chloe Grace Moretz's Teen Melodrama If I Stay

Life-or-death situations are rarely as literal as the one teenage Mia (Moretz) faces: Should she live or die?
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 25, 2014 10:00 AM
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