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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: Peek Inside the Hallowed Halls of Lone Scherfig's The Riot Club

Where wealthy pricks learn to be wealthy pricks.
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  • July 30, 2014 10:08 AM
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The Big O: Watch Out, Toronto - The Great Kate, Dame Maggie, and Some Stellar Female Directors Are Coming Your Way

Also at Toronto this year: Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, and Jessica Chastain.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • July 23, 2014 11:50 AM
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Only 10% of Toronto Lineup So Far Directed by Women

New films from Susanne Bier, Isabel Coixet, Liv Ullmann, and Mia Hansen-Love make the cut.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 22, 2014 12:07 PM
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Cannes 2012: News Update

Here's some movie news picked up from the trades coming out of Cannes
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 22, 2012 11:30 AM
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Oscar Watch: Looking at Gender and the Oscars

Stacy L. Smith, Marc Choueiti and Stephanie Gall of USC have taken a look at gender onscreen and behind the scenes in the best picture nominees over the last 30 years.  There are two sets of findings - films made from 2007-2010 (so that would be the Oscars from 2008-2011, and films from 1977-2010.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • February 23, 2012 10:02 AM
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