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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

Julia Stiles Playing Frances Marion in Jennifer DeLia's Mary Pickford Biopic 'The First'

Julia Stiles has just signed on to play screenwriter Frances Marion in Jennifer DeLia’s The First, which is based on Eileen Whitfield’s biography Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood.
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  • February 6, 2013 12:00 PM
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First Feature on Hollywood Legend Mary Pickford to Go Into Production Next Year

It's always good news when a woman whose contributions to our culture have receded from contemporary knowledge gets brought back into mainstream culture.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 9, 2012 11:00 AM
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Tribeca Trailer Watch: Billy Bates - Directed by Jennifer De Lia

  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 12, 2012 9:30 AM
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