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

Diana - A Dystopian Love Story

People prefer gossip, conspiracy, or drama over truth because we're cynical. The recent release Diana about the final years of Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, is a controversial attempt at rendering a portrait for the screen.
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  • November 4, 2013 1:30 PM
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The Big O: Reality Bites Oscar -- Hard

It's time to get real about the Oscar race.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • October 11, 2013 2:00 PM
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New Trailer: Diana - Starring Naomi Watts

Here is the first domestic trailer for Diana, starring Naomi Watts.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 4, 2013 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Full Trailer - Diana

I have to say that this looks really good to me. I just wonder how it will play in the new Princess Catherine world we live in. But I think people are still fascinated with Diana, and Naomi Watts looks spot on.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 7, 2013 10:46 AM
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Trailer Watch: Teaser for Diana - Starring Naomi Watts

Check out the teaser trailer for Diana, starring Naomi Watts, as the iconic Princess Diana. The film focuses on the last two years of her life--looking at her activism and relationships with Dodi Fayed and Hasnat Khan.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 12, 2013 12:00 PM
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