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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

August 2014 Film Preview

New films with Robin Wright, Patricia Clarkson, Paula Garces, Christina Ricci, and more.
  • By Kelcie Mattson and Alice Thorpe
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  • August 1, 2014 1:42 PM
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June 2014 Film Preview

The much anticipated "Obvious Child" and "The Fault In Our Stars" will finally be released.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 3, 2014 11:14 AM
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May 2014 Film Preview

May will be cluttered with gems.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 30, 2014 1:00 PM
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April 2014 Film Preview

A list of all the April films written, directed by, and/or starring women.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 1, 2014 10:00 AM
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  • 2 Comments

March 2014 Film Preview

A list of all the March films written, directed by, and/or starring women.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 26, 2014 10:26 AM
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Women and Hollywood February 2014 Film Preview

There's only a smattering of films directed, written, and about women on offer this upcoming month, but there are definitely a few gems in the mix.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 30, 2014 3:30 PM
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Women and Hollywood January 2014 Film Preview

Don't worry, it's not all bad.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 2, 2014 2:30 PM
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Women and Hollywood December 2013 Film Preview

Here are the women-centric, women-directed and women-written films that you should keep on your radar for December.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 2, 2013 12:37 PM
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November Film Preview

After an Oscar buzzy October with Sandra Bullock's turn in Gravity and the tremendous performances of the controversial Blue is the Warmest Color, we head into November.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 1, 2013 1:56 PM
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October Film Preview

Here's a preview of what you should mark your calendars for in October.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 2, 2013 2:00 PM
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