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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

Actresses Tackle a Difficult Subject in The Book Thief

Women and Hollywood recently spoke to Emily Watson and Sophie Nelisse about the importance of the film and the need for more movies about this time period.
  • By Holly Rosen Fink
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  • November 12, 2013 10:00 AM
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International Trailer Watch: The Book Thief

The Book Thief, based on Marcus Zusak's bestselling novel, just released an international trailer for the upcoming film.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 29, 2013 11:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: The Book Thief

The Book Thief, based on Marcus Zusak's bestselling novel, follows a young foster girl, Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) living with her foster parents outside Munich during the horrors of WWII.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 23, 2013 11:15 AM
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