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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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CSI Producer Carol Mendelsohn Leaves Show, Joins Sony TV

She will create and develop new shows at Sony.
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  • June 13, 2014 1:30 PM
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After Tiller Director Lana Wilson to Helm Doc About Suicide in Japan

"Last Call" will focus on Buddhist priests who fought the suicide epidemic triggered by the 1997 Asian financial crisis.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 10, 2014 1:00 PM
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Killer FIlms and Glass Elevator Merge

The new company will be known as Killer Content.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • May 28, 2014 12:02 PM
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Susanna Fogel's Female-Friendship Comedy Life Partners Finds Distribution

Magnolia picked up the film starring Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • May 20, 2014 10:20 AM
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Fed Up Director Stephanie Soechtig on Voting with Our Forks, Working with Katie Couric, and the Power of Knowledge

"Knowledge is power. After people see this film, they should never look at what they eat the same."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 16, 2014 10:16 AM
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Kathryn Bigelow Books Her Next Film: The True American

The film is an adaptation of the non-fiction book "The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas" by Anand Giridharadas. Bigelow will direct and produce.
  • By Laura Berger
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  • May 15, 2014 11:10 AM
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Women Directors Fare Much Better in the Indie World - But It's Still Not Good Enough

Film festivals across the country are much more welcoming to female filmmakers.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 6, 2014 3:00 PM
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Producers Ann An and Paula Wagner to Make War Drama About Heroic Chinese Nurse

Legendary nurse Rita Wong will get the big-screen treatment -- if An and Wagner can find the right director.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • May 1, 2014 3:30 PM
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TV: J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy to Be Adapted for HBO and BBC

The miniseries centers on an English village in quiet turmoil.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 25, 2014 1:30 PM
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Live-Action Barbie Movie in the Works

"Sex and the City" and "What a Girl Wants" writer Jenny Bicks will pen the screenplay.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 24, 2014 1:30 PM
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