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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

Trailer Watch: Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell Battle for Sexual Dominance in Liv Ullmann's Miss Julie

A noblewoman (Chastain) and her father's valet (Farrell) lose themselves in a game of erotic control.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 25, 2014 2:00 PM
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Jessica Chastain to star in Miss Julie - Directed by Liv Ullmann

Liv Ullmann, director and muse of Ingmar Bergman, is set  to direct an adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie.  Set in 1874, the play explores the title character’s relationship with a servant named Jean.  It was a controversial play at the time it was written due to its exploration of gender, class, societal roles, identity, love, sexuality and power.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 1, 2013 11:00 AM
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