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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

Elizabeth Banks to Direct Pitch Perfect 2

The sequel will be Banks' directorial debut.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 28, 2014 2:00 PM
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Happy Weekend: Rebel Wilson and Ellen Rap Salt-N-Pepa

Rebel Wilson is one of our favorite funny women. Pairing her up with Ellen to rap Salt-N-Pepa's "Shoop," (a classic song) will make your weekend. Go see Rebel sing in Pitch Perfect which is now playing in theaters nationwide.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 5, 2012 3:22 PM
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Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect and Body Acceptance

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Rebel Wilson discusses the difficulty she had in getting cast for roles when she was starting out in Hollywood. Despite her talent, Wilson wasn’t getting cast for roles, a process that frustrated her.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 2, 2012 11:07 AM
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