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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

JK Rowling to Pen Harry Potter Spinoff Trilogy

Rowling will make her screenwriting debut by adapting "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" for the big screen.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 2, 2014 11:24 AM
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J.K. Rowling to Write Harry Potter Inspired Film Series

J.K. Rowling has teamed up with Warner Bros. to write a film series inspired by Rowling's Harry Potter series. This will be her screenwriting debut.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 13, 2013 11:49 AM
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