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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

Trailer Watch: First Look at Susanne Bier's A Second Chance

Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, this moral drama looks absolutely amazing.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 28, 2014 10:00 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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Killer FIlms and Glass Elevator Merge

The new company will be known as Killer Content.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • May 28, 2014 12:02 PM
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A List of the Women-Directed and Women-Centric Films Looking for Deals in Cannes

Among them are films by directors Susanne Bier, Jodie Foster, Haifaa Al-Mansour, and Natalie Portman.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • May 16, 2014 2:00 PM
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Cate Blanchett, Susanne Bier Team Up for The Dig

It's a match made in arthouse heaven.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 9, 2014 1:00 PM
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Women-Directed Films in 2014 Will Be Few and Far Between (Updated)

Movie-lovers interested in films by women directors won't have much reason to go to the mutliplex this year. In 2013, only three films from female filmmakers opened in wide release. 2014 looks to be a slight improvement, but not by much.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 7, 2014 1:21 PM
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The Most Anticipated Films of 2014

The 13 films of 2014 to look forward to -- and the three movies that will hopefully be released.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 2, 2014 11:09 AM
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Directing News: Susanne Bier and Carol Morley Start New Projects

Susanne Bier and Carol Morley are helming some new and exciting projects--both of which include cast members from HBO's Game of Thrones.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 30, 2013 12:46 PM
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You Can Decide - The European Film Awards People's Choice Award

The European Film Academy has announced the nominees for its People's Choice Award, the winners of which will be feted at the EFA ceremony on 7th December in Berlin.
  • By Kate Wilson
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  • September 4, 2013 11:00 AM
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