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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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Trailer Watch: Mia Wasikowska in New Tracks Video

Wasikowska travels 2000 miles across the Australian desert by camel.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 14, 2014 2:30 PM
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The Most Anticipated Films of 2014

The 13 films of 2014 to look forward to -- and the three movies that will hopefully be released.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 2, 2014 11:09 AM
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Trailer Watch: Mia Wasikowska Seeks Adventure and Meaning in 'Tracks'

An adaptation of Robyn Davidson's memoir, which recounts her nine-month, 1700-mile journey across the Australian desert by camel, 'Tracks' has received raves at festivals. Mia Wasikowska plays Davidson and Adam Driver co-stars as a National Geographic photographer, as the trek was funded (reluctantly on Davidson's part) by the magazine.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 9, 2013 10:00 AM
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The Weinstein Company Acquires Women Centric Tracks

The Weinstein Company, as of late, has been nabbing some women centric titles. In May, they picked up the Judi Dench starrer, Philomena, about a woman who looks for the son she was forced to give up for adoption. Out of Venice, The Weinstein Company announced they were setting a Christmas release for the film with it opening wide in January.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 3, 2013 1:45 PM
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