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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

Madonna to Adapt Novel by Alice Walker's Daughter

An American tourist in Africa falls for a Kenyan man in Rebecca Walker's "Ade: A Love Story."
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  • March 26, 2014 11:39 AM
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Forbes Releases Top-Earning Women in Music List

Madonna didn't become the Material Girl for nothing. At 55, she's still going strong -- and making bank.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 12, 2013 3:00 PM
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Madonna and Lady Gaga Are Music's Top Earners

Pop is a woman's game. And a pseudonym is apparently a girl's best friend, since Forbes has named Madonna and Lady Gaga music's first and second highest earners, respectively.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 20, 2013 2:31 PM
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Trailer Watch: W.E. directed and co-written by Madonna

I totally want to see this.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 21, 2011 9:24 AM
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