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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

Sandra Bullock to Play Tupperware Marketing Exec in Biopic

The Tate Taylor-directed film will be rare venture into period territory for Bullock.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 21, 2014 2:01 PM
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Angelina Jolie to Direct, Co-Write, and Star in "Intimate" Film with Brad Pitt

"By the Sea" will be Jolie and Pitt's first on-screen collaboration since 2005's "Mr. and Mrs. Smith."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 21, 2014 1:00 PM
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Half of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces Are Women

The 13 women on the list are a diverse lot.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 21, 2014 11:34 AM
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Jessica Chastain to Be Honored at Deauville Film Fest

The "Zero Dark Thirty" star will be paid tribute as an actress "who embod[ies] the cinema of today, and who will form the legacy of tomorrow.”
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 18, 2014 12:00 PM
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  • 2 Comments

Asian American Festival to Feature Asian Women Filmmakers Panel

Titled "Asian Women Filmmakers Taking on the Wider World," the panel will explore filmmaking in an ever globalizing world.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 18, 2014 11:00 AM
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New Line to Co-Produce Thea Sharrock's Me Before You

The drama has also gained a release date: August 21, 2015.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 18, 2014 10:00 AM
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The Shifting Hollywood Audience - Women are the Future

Young people are not longer reliable - women are.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • July 16, 2014 4:20 PM
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  • 5 Comments
More: Box Office

Nina Jacobson Signs First-Look Agreement with Fox 2000

Jacobson signed Fox 2000's second-ever first-look deal. The division recently released "The Fault in Our Stars."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 16, 2014 12:30 PM
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Marvel Superhero Thor to Become Female Character in Comics

"This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR," said Marvel writer Jason Aaron.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 15, 2014 4:00 PM
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More: Thor, Comics

Latina Women Are this Summer's Hottest Demographic at the Box Office

Latinas over the age of 25 have been going to the movies in droves this summer.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 15, 2014 3:00 PM
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