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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

Trailer Watch: Studio Ghibli's Eerily Beautiful 'The Tale of Princess Kaguya'

Chloe Grace Moretz will voice the princess in the English version of the film.
  • By Laura Berger
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  • August 21, 2014 2:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: New Spot for Chloe Grace Moretz's Teen Melodrama If I Stay

Life-or-death situations are rarely as literal as the one teenage Mia (Moretz) faces: Should she live or die?
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 25, 2014 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Keira Knightley As You've Never Seen Her Before in Lynn Shelton's Laggies

Knightley doesn't want to accept adulthood in the film that looks like it'll be Shelton's mainstream breakout hit.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 17, 2014 11:08 AM
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Trailer Watch: New Spot for Juliette Binoche/Kristen Stewart Drama Clouds of Sils Maria

Superhero movies scare and depress an aging actress played by Binoche.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 14, 2014 2:01 PM
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Trailer Watch: Chloe Grace Moretz Wavers Between Life and Death in New If I Stay Trailer

"If I Stay"
In case you need more dying teenage girls in your life this summer.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 9, 2014 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart in Clouds of Sils Maria

This "All About Eve"-esque melodrama also co-stars Chloe Grace Moretz as a rising starlet impatient to take Binoche's place.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • May 23, 2014 12:30 PM
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Trailer Watch: Chloe Grace Moretz in If I Stay

Life-or-death situations are rarely as literal as the one teenage Mia (Chloe Grace Moretz) faces: Should she live or die?
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 18, 2014 3:00 PM
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Women and Hollywood Summer 2014 Preview

The 15 movies about women we're most looking forward to this summer.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 27, 2014 10:05 AM
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Lynn Shelton's Laggies Sold at Sundance

Two days after its Friday premiere at Sundance, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that director Lynn Shelton's arrested-development dramedy "Laggies" had been bought by A24.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 20, 2014 12:00 PM
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The Big O: Oscar Didn't Always Have a Horror Problem

There is a new Carrie in town. She has access to the Internet now and her high-school tormentors use their smart phones to broadcast her shower-scene to even greater embarrassment. But the wallflower is up to her old telekinetic tricks, pulling off a prom massacre at an even great body count than in the 1976 original.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • October 18, 2013 2:00 PM
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