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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: Maggie Gyllenhaal is a British Arms Dealer in The Honorable Woman

Maggie Gyllenhaal in "White House Down"
Gyllenhaal's co-stars include Janet McTeer, Lindsay Duncan, and Stephen Rea.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 25, 2014 10:41 AM
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The Golden Globe Nominations: The Women

I like the Golden Globe show cause it's always goofy.  People drink, say funny stuff and you get TV and film people in one place.  People who are awards watchers don't take it too seriously because they have two different film categories -- comedy and drama -- which no other awards do.  The also kiss a lot of celebrity butt in order to have a star ladened show rather than a serious awards show.  So you must not take anything these people do too seriously.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • December 16, 2011 9:49 AM
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Where are the Women at the Indie Spirit Nominations?

I just got back from a meeting and broke open the list of indie spirit nominees for 2012 and I am utterly dispirited at the lack of female voices throughout the categories. 
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 29, 2011 4:41 PM
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TIFF- Albert Nobbs

It was so great to see Glenn Close back on the big screen in Albert Nobbs. It's been too long. She, like many other actresses of her generation, have found TV to be the place where she can play richer characters than in film.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 12, 2011 1:45 AM
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