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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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Live-Action Barbie Movie in the Works

"Sex and the City" and "What a Girl Wants" writer Jenny Bicks will pen the screenplay.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 24, 2014 1:30 PM
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Daily Rant: I Hate Barbie

I have to say that I am not surprised but am throughly disappointed that the news has come out that Barbie has created a Hunger Games inspired Katniss Everdeen doll.  It probably is a good business decision due to the tremendous box office, but it still sucks.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 10, 2012 11:10 AM
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  • 6 Comments
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