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

Tribeca Women Directors: Meet Eva von Schweinitz (A Film Is a Film Is a Film)

"What does it mean that we're constantly moving away from the analog into the digital? My intention is to show why the loss of this beautiful material is worth caring about."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 23, 2014 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Diane Kurys' For a Woman + Exclusive Artwork

The post-war love-triangle drama is the Oscar-nominated Kurys' latest semi-autobiographical film.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 22, 2014 10:45 AM
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Trailer Watch: A Young Woman Searches for Her Real Identity in Ida

"Ida" promises gorgeous black-and-white compositions and a powerful story about family and identity.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 21, 2014 3:00 PM
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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?
  • By Inkoo Kang
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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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