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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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Women and Hollywood

Will the Female-Driven Drama Chasing Life Dare to Get Real About Leukemia?

"Chasing Life" has the potential to carve out a new niche by shining a light on a subject we often don't want to think about: the fact that sometimes the young and beautiful and seemingly immortal get seriously sick, too.
  • By Sara Stewart
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  • June 19, 2014 10:01 AM
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Why Young Women Are the Hottest Box Office Demographic

How "The Fault in Our Stars" made $48 million in its opening weekend on a $12 million production budget with minimal traditional advertising.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • June 9, 2014 1:03 PM
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Crosspost: The Fault in Our Stars: Our Love Affair with Romance and Feminism

"The Fault in Our Stars" is so powerful not because of its romance, but because of its pain.
  • By Natalie Wilson
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  • June 6, 2014 12:03 PM
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Trailer Watch: Extended Spot for The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel and Augustus share a language of their own.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 30, 2014 11:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: The Fault in Our Stars

The film adaptation hews closely to author John Green's talky dialogue and resistance to overt sentimentality.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 30, 2014 10:00 AM
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