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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

Watch: Kimberly Peirce Encourages the Next Generation of AFI Women Directors

"Every time we get hired, every time we work, every time we push back, we make change."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • May 6, 2014 2:00 PM
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The Big O: Oscar Didn't Always Have a Horror Problem

There is a new Carrie in town. She has access to the Internet now and her high-school tormentors use their smart phones to broadcast her shower-scene to even greater embarrassment. But the wallflower is up to her old telekinetic tricks, pulling off a prom massacre at an even great body count than in the 1976 original.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • October 18, 2013 2:00 PM
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Rise of the Underdog: Kimberly Peirce and the Connection Between Carrie and Boys Don't Cry

This month’s issue of The Advocate features an incredible interview, with Kimberly Peirce, talking at length about her upcoming remake of Carrie and its surprising linkage to Peirce’s first movie Boys Don’t Cry.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • January 31, 2013 10:00 AM
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