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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 4th annual festival took place from February 6-9, 2014 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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Ellen Page on Strong Female Characters and Feminist Porn

In a Reddit AMA, Ellen Page answered questions from fans on numerous subjects including finding female roles in Hollywood. Page's latest role is in The East, about an anarchist group, which is co-written by Brit Marling.
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  • June 27, 2013 11:00 AM
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Box Office Report: The Bling Ring Starts Off Hot

Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring opened in five locations this past weekend and grossed $210,000 for a per screen average of $42,000.
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  • June 17, 2013 11:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Second Trailer for The East - Co-Written by and Starring Brit Marling

As the trailers for The East continue to roll out and with its recent outing at SXSW, the buzz for Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij's tense thriller is growing.
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  • May 1, 2013 4:00 PM
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