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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

Halle Berry and Alien Babies: Will Extant Revive the Mystical Pregnancy?

The maternal instinct has always been a reliable way of sidelining otherwise rational female characters.
  • By Sara Stewart
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  • July 9, 2014 11:11 AM
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Halle Berry Heading to TV with CBS Series

In a recent trend of actresses like Anna Faris and Toni Collette trying their hand at network TV, Halle Berry is now following suit.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 7, 2013 2:00 PM
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  • 1 Comment

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