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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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Elle Fanning to Play Mary Shelley in Haifaa Al-Mansour's Biopic of Frankenstein Author

"A Storm in the Stars" will focus on teenage Shelley's romance with married poet Percy Shelley and the work of writing her enduring masterpiece.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 31, 2014 12:45 PM
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Wadjda Director Haifaa Al-Mansour Announces Next Project

"A Storm in the Stars" will focus on the 18-year-old novelist Mary Shelley's tumultuous relationship with the married poet Percy Shelley and her work of writing "Frankenstein."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 19, 2014 10:00 AM
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