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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

The Big O: Which of the 3 Best-Picture Frontrunners Is Female-Friendliest?

Which movie would give the biggest boost to females in the film industry, both behind and in front of the camera?
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • January 29, 2014 2:00 PM
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  • 1 Comment

Megan Ellison Leads PGA Awards Nominations

Wunderkind producer Megan Ellison leads the pack with two nominations for her behind-the-scenes work on "Her" and "American Hustle."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 3, 2014 12:00 PM
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  • 2 Comments

Trailer Watch: Gravity - Starring Sandra Bullock

As we previously reported, Alfonso Cuaron got flack from having a female lead in the upcoming Gravity. However with the great reviews of the film coming out of Venice and TIFF, it looks like those ridiculous complaints have all been squashed.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 6, 2013 1:45 PM
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