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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

Manohla Dargis on the Perks of Being a Male Director

"In the magical world of big-screen entertainment, some guys get all the breaks and also the keys to the studio gate, meaning a franchise like this."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 7, 2014 12:27 PM
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  • 4 Comments

Scarlett Johansson is a Box-Office Superheroine

Johansson stars in the weekend's top studio flick and top indie.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 7, 2014 11:00 AM
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  • 1 Comment

Cross Post: She has a name. Her name is Sharon Carter!

One of the big would-be stories this week was the announcement of five actresses apparently on the 'short list' to play Sharon Carter in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Such stories are always big news in the blogsphere, mainly because it allows bloggers to write a handful of sentences and then decorate their site with various pictures of attractive women.
  • By Scott Mendelson
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  • October 5, 2012 2:52 PM
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