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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

Jodie Foster to Direct George Clooney in Thriller Called Money Monster

Clooney will play the host of a finance show taken hostage by a man who loses his life savings after following the TV personality's advice.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 28, 2014 1:45 PM
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The Monuments Men Erases Women from History

In George Clooney's "male-washed" retelling of history, women are barely worth a mention. Blanchett is a token presence, and because she's the sole woman in this army of art lovers, she comes to represent the Exceptional Woman who is different from the rest of womankind -- the woman who's better than other women because she's like a man.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 31, 2014 11:30 AM
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