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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

Interview with Coley Sohn – Writer and Director of Sassy Pants

Sassy Pants is, yes, a sassy movie starring the breakout star of MTV's show Awkward Ashley Rickards. She plays Bethany Pruitt who is basically held prisoner in her home by her overprotective mother. She's home schooled and graduated first in her class, and the next step for her is to go to college at home and on-line. She can't take it anymore and heads to find her dad who just happens to live her his much younger male lover played by the fully grown up Haley Joel Osment. Living with dad doesn't solve her problems but it gives her a sense of self and independence and helps her figure out how to take the steps to create a life that will help her fulfill her dreams.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • October 18, 2012 9:37 AM
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