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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: Jenny Slate in Obvious Child

Writer-director Gillian Robespierre resuscitates the romantic comedy.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 16, 2014 3:00 PM
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LAFF Interview with Molly Green, Stephanie Dziczek and Meg Charlton of Forev

Women and Hollywood got the chance to interview the awesome team of ladies behind Forev--director and writer Molly Green and producers Stephanie Dziczek and Meg Charlton.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 2, 2013 1:15 PM
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Guest Post: What Women (and Men) Want: And Why That's the Secret to Getting Back Together With the All-But-Dead Genre of Romantic Comedy

Mindy's dilemma, however, also reflects a wider anxiety surrounding the withering state of the cinematic tradition known as the romantic comedy. As Nora Ephron's second-most-classic rom-com Sleepless in Seattle celebrates its 20th anniversary, it's even more painfully clear that the honeymoon is over for the genre.
  • By Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
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  • July 1, 2013 1:05 PM
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