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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

TV: The Staying Power of Veronica Mars

"Veronica Mars" is radically reshaping our understanding of what it means for a TV program to be successful.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • January 24, 2014 2:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Veronica Mars' Theatrical Preview

The official trailer turns away from the "choosing boyfriends" theme of the previously released "first look" to focus on our heroine's sleuthing skills and uncomfortable homecoming.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 3, 2014 10:54 AM
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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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  • 16 Comments

Trailer Watch: 'Veronica Mars' Looks like 'Choosing Boyfriends: The Movie'

The heavy focus on the love triangle between Veronica’s old flame Logan and her current beau Piz distracts from our heroine’s best qualities – her intelligence, wit, and passion for the truth – and makes the film like the latest edition of “Choosing Boyfriends: The Movie.”
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 11, 2013 1:00 PM
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  • 1 Comment

Comic-Con: Veronica Mars Trailer

Out of Comic-Con is the first footage from the anticipated Veronica Mars movie. In March, creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter fund requesting $2 million to make a film version of the critically acclaimed CW show.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 22, 2013 11:45 AM
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Veronica Mars Movie Reaches $2 Million Kickstarter Goal

The message today is: never underestimate the power of fandom.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • March 15, 2013 2:00 PM
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  • 2 Comments

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