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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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Women and Hollywood

Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks Reunite -- as Director and Producer

Ryan's going to do her comeback her way.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 31, 2014 10:25 AM
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Friday Fun: Flash Mob Recreates 'When Harry Met Sally'

Twenty women from a performance group called Improv Everywhere, a "New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places," recreated Meg Ryan's fake-orgasm scene in Katz's Deli.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 15, 2013 1:00 PM
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Must Watch - Half the Sky - Turning Oppression Into Opportunity

Forty plus years into the modern women's movement there are still undeniable atrocities happening to girls and women throughout the world. For centuries these atrocities have gone on as part of life, but now, in the modern world these practices have been exposed and there are people throghout the world working to change them.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • October 1, 2012 11:07 AM
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Meg Ryan to Make Directing Debut

Here's another actress looking for her next act. Meg Ryan is going to direct Into the Beautiful from a script by Anne Meredith. Variety says it is a contemporary "Big Chill."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 6, 2011 2:09 AM
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