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

Cate Blanchett, Susanne Bier Team Up for The Dig

It's a match made in arthouse heaven.
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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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Susanne Bier and Julie Delpy Line Up New Gigs

Susanne Bier and Julie Delpy are in talks for two exciting and high-profile projects.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 14, 2013 11:30 AM
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Jennifer Lawrence to Produce/Star in Susanne Bier's Rules of Inheritance

Jennifer Lawrence is taking it to the next level. She is set to star in and produce The Rules of Inheritance based on Claire Bidwell Smith's memoir of the same title.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 6, 2013 2:00 PM
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TIFF Rerun: Interview with Susanne Bier - Director of Love Is All You Need

Originally published on September 19. Love Is All You Need opens in limited release on Friday.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 2, 2013 6:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Love Is All You Need - Directed by Susanne Bier

Susanne Bier's Love Is All You Need follows Ida (Trine Dyrholm), who recently has lost her hair to cancer and then finds out her husband is having an affair. She travels to Italy for her daughter's wedding and meets Philip (Pierce Brosnan) who is the father of the groom. The two decide to travel together and sparks fly. Love Is All You Need will have a limited release in the U.S. on May 3rd.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 28, 2013 10:05 AM
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Trailer Watch: Love Is All You Need - Directed by Susanne Bier

We saw Susanne Biers' follow-up film to her Academy Award winning In a Better World at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival where we interviewed the director. Here is a new trailer. As of now there is no North American release date but it will be in 2013.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 28, 2012 10:01 AM
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