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

Trailer Watch: Chloe Grace Moretz in If I Stay

Life-or-death situations are rarely as literal as the one teenage Mia (Chloe Grace Moretz) faces: Should she live or die?
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  • April 18, 2014 3:00 PM
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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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Trailer Watch: Kristen Wiig in Hateship Loveship

Liza Johnson ("Return") adapts an Alice Munro short story about a naive, lovelorn nanny.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 14, 2014 3:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Mia Wasikowska in New Tracks Video

Wasikowska travels 2000 miles across the Australian desert by camel.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 14, 2014 2:30 PM
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Trailer Watch: Nicole Kidman as Grace of Monaco

It's hard out there for a princess.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 14, 2014 2:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Francesca Gregorini's The Truth About Emanuel

Starring rising British star Kaya Scodelario (Wuthering Heights), the melodramatic thriller The Truth About Fishes (formerly known as Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes) finds a teen rear-windowing her new neighbor Linda (Jessica Biel).
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 15, 2013 11:00 AM
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New Trailer: Ginger & Rosa - Directed by Sally Potter

Sally Potter's gorgeous Ginger & Rosa was one of my favorite films from last year's AFI Film Festival. A coming of age story, set during the Cold War, best friends Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) are inseparable until both step outside of their assigned roles within their friendship to disastrous results.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • January 9, 2013 12:15 PM
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Trailer Watch: Black Rock - Directed by Katie Aselton

  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • December 5, 2012 9:10 AM
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Trailer Watch: Admission Written by Karen Croner, Starring Tina Fey

Tina Fey stars in Admission, adapted by Karen Croner from a novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz, a film that looks to be more of a dramatic foray for Fey. She plays a college admissions officer who receives a call from a high school teacher (Paul Rudd) who believes a student of his may be the son she gave up for adoption when she was in college.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 20, 2012 12:29 PM
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TIFF Trailer: English Vinglish Directed by Gauri Shinde

The film captures a modern day struggle experienced all too often by the un-American elite trying to make it in America: the language barrier. Sridevi's character, Shashi, is made to feel insecure by society (aka family, friends) in her inability to speak proper English. As she takes strides to fix this--by enrolling in an ESL class--Shinde shows audiences one woman's transformation from orally inept to orally mastering a language, and a culture, that was once foreign to her.  (description via the Playlist)
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 20, 2012 9:57 AM
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