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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

Director Liza Johnson on Exploring Kristen Wiig's Dramatic Side in Hateship Loveship

In her Alice Munro adaptation, Johnson creates another film about a female protagonist who is "teetering on the sidelines of a society she will risk everything to join."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 9, 2014 10:00 AM
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April 2014 Film Preview

A list of all the April films written, directed by, and/or starring women.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 1, 2014 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Kristen Wiig in Hateship Loveship

Liza Johnson ("Return") adapts an Alice Munro short story about a naive, lovelorn nanny.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 14, 2014 3:00 PM
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TIFF: IFC Films Acquires Liza Johnson's Hateship Loveship

Out of Toronto, IFC Films is acquiring the U.S. rights for Liza Johnson's Hateship Loveship starring Kristen Wiig.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 17, 2013 3:30 PM
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TIFF Women Directors: Meet Liza Johnson

Liza Johnson holds a Masters in visual art from the University of California, San Diego and has had her artwork exhibited in such galleries as MoMA and the National Gallery of Art. Her directorial credits include the short films Giftwrap (98), Falling (04), Desert Motel (05), In The Air (09), and the documentary short South of Ten (06)...
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 8, 2013 11:00 AM
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