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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

Melissa McCarthy Dominates Weekend Box Office

Sorry Rex Reed—looks like there are many, many people who want to see a Melissa McCarthy starring in a movie.
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  • February 11, 2013 11:07 AM
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Hollywood Sexist of the Day: Rex Reed

Rex Reed’s review of Identity Thief in The New York Observer is a scathing takedown of the film, which is fine. He's entitled to his opinion.  He's a critic.  What’s not fine, and what he's not entitled to, is his continual harping star's Melissa McCarthy and her weight.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 8, 2013 3:15 PM
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Melissa McCarthy Developing Three New Films and Directing Tammy

The very funny Melissa McCarthy announced three movies that she and her writing partner/husband, Ben Falcone will be developing with their production company, On the Day. They have also signed on to direct the film Tammy.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 8, 2013 10:39 AM
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Trailer Watch: Identity Thief - Starring Melissa McCarthy

Diana (the hilarious and amazing Melissa McCarthy) steals the identity of Sandy (Jason Bateman) and uses his money to live the good life in Miami. A week before his life (and credit) falls apart, Sandy decides to go find Diana.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 28, 2012 9:30 AM
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