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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

The Bridesmaids Effect

Can one successful film about women really change Hollywood's mind about women? Could it be that Bridesmaids is really the movie to usher in a new era of change where the films that came before failed? We've seen multitudes of successful female films in our recent past -- one or two a year, lots starring Meryl Streep or Sandra Bullock like The Devils Wears Prada, The Proposal, Julie & Julia, Sex and the City...but they all pretty much became one offs. A great success that does not lead to more successes.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 29, 2011 3:30 AM
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