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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: Gia Coppola Makes Her Directorial Debut with Palo Alto

Palo Alto could provide a breakout role for Emma Roberts.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 4, 2014 3:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Palo Alto - Directed by Gia Coppola

There's another Coppola getting into directing. Gia Coppola's feature debut (which she wrote and directed) Palo Alto, premiered at Telluride and will screen at Toronto the next week.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 5, 2013 9:00 AM
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