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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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Weekly Update for September 20: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films Opening on September 20th
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  • September 20, 2013 4:00 PM
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Weekly Update for September 13: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening This Weekend
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 13, 2013 3:15 PM
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  • 1 Comment

Weekly Update for September 6: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening This Weekend
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 6, 2013 3:00 PM
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  • 2 Comments

Weekly Update for August 23 & 30: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Check out the women centric, directed and written films playing near you in the next two weeks.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 23, 2013 3:15 PM
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Weekly Update for August 16: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Women Centric and Women Directed Films Playing August 16, 2013
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 16, 2013 3:50 PM
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Weekly Update for August 9: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Currently Playing...
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 9, 2013 4:00 PM
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  • 1 Comment

Weekly Update for August 2nd: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

This week there are no new women centric, directed or written films opening. Here's the list of what's currently playing in theaters near you. Films About Women Currently Playing
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 2, 2013 3:30 PM
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Weekly Update for July 26: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening This Weekend
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 26, 2013 2:05 PM
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  • 20 Comments

Weekly Update July 19th: Women Centric, Written and Directed Films Playing Near You

  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 19, 2013 3:00 PM
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Weekly Update for June 28th and July 5th: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 28, 2013 3:04 PM
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