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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

Nancy Meyers and Reese Witherspoon to Team Up for Workplace Comedy

Actress Reese Witherspoon is in talks to star in writer-director Nancy Meyers' next project, a workplace comedy currently titled The Intern.
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  • November 12, 2013 12:50 PM
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Elle Magazine Announced Honorees of 20th Annual Women in Hollywood Event

Elle magazine announced the honorees of their 20th annual Women in Hollywood event.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 27, 2013 10:00 AM
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Crystal + Lucy Awards Honor Laura Linney, Women of 'Mad Men' and More

Women in Film LA's annual Crystal + Lucy Awards held earlier this week honored some amazing women and men who have championed women in their professional work as well as their personal lives. The brilliant women of Mad Men were honored as well as George Lucas, Sofia Coppola (whose film The Bling Ring is out today), Rachel Morrison and Laura Linney.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 14, 2013 3:00 PM
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Nancy Meyers New Film To Be At Sony

There are not a lot of women who direct at the studio level. I can count them on two hands. The loss of Nora Ephron took one big name off the list, so it is always important to note when a woman gets a studio directing deal.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 12, 2013 2:08 PM
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Happy 100th Birthday Universal Pictures

I get a ton of press releases.  Most of them I don't even read.  This week I got a release about the 100th anniversary of Universal Pictures that was made up of 100 fun facts. Not too many of the facts included women so I asked the press folks to give me some important facts regarding Universal Pictures and women, especially women directors.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 3, 2012 11:36 AM
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Nancy Meyers to Direct Her Daughter Haille's Screenplay

Sorry for being a little late on this but I love this story so I wanted to make sure I shared it.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 2, 2012 11:36 AM
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