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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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Very Good Girls' Naomi Foner on What She Learned as a First-Time Filmmaker and Why There Are So Few Women Directors

"Very Good Girls"
"Women are largely missing from our screens except for sidekicks and girlfriends. I can't remember an American film where I saw a realistic version of this transition from a female point of view."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • July 25, 2014 11:10 AM
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  • 1 Comment

Trailer Watch: Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen Stop Being 'Very Good Girls'

"Very Good Girls"
Demi Moore, Ellen Barkin, and Richard Dreyfuss co-star in Naomi Foner's directorial debut.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 4, 2014 3:45 PM
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  • 2 Comments

Producers Ann An and Paula Wagner to Make War Drama About Heroic Chinese Nurse

Legendary nurse Rita Wong will get the big-screen treatment -- if An and Wagner can find the right director.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • May 1, 2014 3:30 PM
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Jane Campion and Naomi Foner Included in Sundance Premieres Lineup

Sundance announced the films in their Premieres and Documentary Premieres categories. With films directed by Jane Campion and Naomi Foner amongst many women-centric films and a documentary about Anita Hill, this announcement continues the awesome news that half of the previously announced Sundance lineup were films directed by women. It looks to be a great festival.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • December 5, 2012 11:00 AM
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