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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

Behind the Scenes: Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher Arrives at 10 Downing Street

It's kind of cool to hear about the creation of this scene. As Meryl Streep says: " Margaret Thatcher really did break ground because she showed a woman could be a leader." The film opens in the UK today and will roll out further here in the US next week.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 6, 2012 10:43 AM
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What Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep Have in Common

I know I am lucky.  I get to watch and think about movies and write about them and talk about them.  But being a blogger, I don't very often get to see the people in the movies or those who make the movies - especially when they are big stars.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • December 7, 2011 3:40 PM
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  • 9 Comments

Meryl Streep Receives Kennedy Center Honor

Meryl Streep along with several other esteemed artists including Yo Yo Ma, Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond and Sonny Rollins were honored at the 34th Kennedy Center honors on Sunday evening.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • December 5, 2011 4:27 PM
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The Lady

The Lady is opening today for one week in LA for an Oscar qualifying run. It will open early next year here in the US. The review below was written based on the version that was at the Toronto Film Festival. I have been told that they film is about 30 minutes shorter. I haven't seen the new version yet.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • December 2, 2011 12:15 PM
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