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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 Honourable Woman: Upending the Sexy Spy Drama

I'm so tired of otherwise three-dimensional female characters being shoehorned into fuck-me clothes.
  • By Sara Stewart
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  • August 7, 2014 11:33 AM
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Maggie Gyllenhaal to Star in Sundance Channel/BBC Miniseries The Honourable Woman

Maggie Gyllenhaal will be starring in a new miniseries co-produced by the BBC and Sundance Channel, The Honourable Woman.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 1, 2013 12:05 PM
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