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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 4th annual festival took place from February 6-9, 2014 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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TV: The Maya Rudolph Show to Debut in May

With co-star Kristen Bell and musical guest Janelle Monae!
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  • April 16, 2014 1:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Friends With Kids Written and Directed by Jennifer Westfeldt

  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 13, 2012 11:00 AM
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Laugh Out Loud Bridesmaids Blooper Reel

I loved seeing Jill Clayburgh
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 13, 2011 12:57 PM
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Kristin Wiig and Maya Rudolph and the Homeless Fart

Hysterical interview from the French junket for Bridesmaids. This dude hit the jackpot
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • June 8, 2011 2:00 AM
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Why Bridesmaids Matters

This feels like another cultural watershed moment for women on screen. A big studio comedy that is about women. We all know the difficulties women in comedy have faced. Gone are the days of Goldie Hawn and Madeline Kahn and Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. Women who were allowed to be stars and allowed to be funny in movies.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 9, 2011 3:59 AM
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Trailer Alert: Bridesmaids (The Dirty Version)

2 more weeks until Bridesmaids. I'm going to see it next week and I am psyched. This has potential cross over for male and female audiences. Here's what Russ Fischer said on /Film: "This movie is great. It’s my favorite comedy of the year without any competition at all."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 27, 2011 1:22 AM
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New Bridesmaids Trailer

This looks even better than the first one.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 16, 2011 12:40 PM
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More Good News on Bridesmaids

This film is shaping up to be the one of the movies I am most looking forward to seeing this year. Now I know that it is a movie about a wedding, and I have said that I would be perfectly fine with my life never seeing another wedding movie EVER, but this report from Jen Yamato at Cinematical/Moviefone has pretty much sealed the deal for me. And, I watched the trailer again and laughed again.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 3, 2011 3:42 AM
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