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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

Special Report: Women Directors at the Box Office in March 2014

A look back at the women-directed March 2014 releases.
  • By Serena Donadoni
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  • April 3, 2014 2:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Eliza Hittman's It Felt Like Love

"It Felt Like Love" follows working-class Brooklynite Lila, a 14-year-old who's tired of being the third wheel to her sexually experienced friend Chiara and her boyfriend. Wanting a taste of adulthood herself, Lila pursues an older boy she meets at the beach.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 25, 2014 3:24 PM
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