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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

Leslie Mann Becomes a Movie Star: The Supporting Actress is A Leading Lady in Las Madres

Mann will star in the bounty hunting comedy from Dreamworks. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer joins her.
  • By Laura Berger
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  • May 12, 2014 2:06 PM
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The Big O: Will the Academy's Love of Female Ensembles Help August: Osage County?

"August: Osage County" is a prime example of an ensemble cast where the female characters monopolize the goings-on, an Oscar-friendly staple that has been regaining favor of late among voters after 2009's "Precious" and 2011's "The Help" became best-picture contenders.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • January 9, 2014 10:43 AM
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