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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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Sundance: Tribeca Film & Well Go Pick Up Francesca Gregorini's Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes

After premiering at Sundance earlier this year, Tribeca Film and Well Go have picked up Francesca Gregorini's Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes.
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  • May 15, 2013 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Emanuel and The Truth About Fishes - Written and Directed by Francesca Gregorini

Francesca Gregorini's Emanuel and The Truth About Fishes made its debut at Sundance. The film follows Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario) who lives with her father (Alfred Molina) and stepmother (Frances O'Connor). Emanuel hates her birthday because her mother died while giving birth to her. When Linda (Jessica Biel) moves in next door, Emanuel is struck by the resemblance Linda has to her late mother. After she begins babysitting for Linda, Emanuel and Linda begin to spend time together. They develop a quick bond and she becomes deeply involved in a secret of Linda's.
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  • April 24, 2013 11:00 AM
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