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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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Meryl Streep Will Be on 60 Minutes Tonight

And she is on the cover of the new Newsweek appearing on newstands tomorrow.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • December 18, 2011 10:26 AM
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Meryl Streep Covers Vogue for the First Time

A rockin 62 year old woman on the cover of Vogue.  What is this world coming to?  I totally can't wait to read the whole interview (and this will be the first Vogue I have purchased in a loooong time) but the one quote that got put in the press release was that when she hit 40 she was offered parts as a witch three times and she told her husband that she thought her career is over and that women her age were viewed as "grotesque on some level." 
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • December 12, 2011 11:00 AM
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Watch the Q and A With Meryl Streep and Phyllida Lloyd

You make have to wait another couple of weeks to see the film but now you can watch the Q and A conducted by The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg on Tuesday night at the DGA theatre in NYC. Enjoy!
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • December 8, 2011 4:57 PM
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New Trailer for The Iron Lady

  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • December 8, 2011 9:09 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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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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Participate in a Q and A with Meryl Streep

Following a screening of The Iron Lady on Tuesday, December 6 there will be a live stream of a question and answer with Meryl Streep and director Phyllida Lloyd. The event is supposed to begin at around 8:45pm EST.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • December 5, 2011 10:34 AM
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