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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 5th annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015 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

The Resurrection of Don’t Trust the B----: Score One (More) For Difficult Women

These are high times for anti-heroines on TV.
  • By Sara Stewart
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  • July 17, 2014 12:32 PM
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Trailer Watch: Reese Witherspoon Heals Herself in "Wild"

Grief takes the form of a 1,100-mile hiking trip for writer Cheryl Strayed.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 11, 2014 1:03 PM
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  • 1 Comment

Rooney Mara and Megan Ellison to Adapt Somalia Kidnapping Memoir

Amanda Lindhout's memoir "A House in the Sky" details her fifteen months in captivity.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 26, 2014 12:07 PM
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Sarah Jessica Parker Eyes Return to TV in Cop Drama

She'll be trading in her Manolos for a Magnum.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 25, 2014 4:42 PM
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Will the Female-Driven Drama Chasing Life Dare to Get Real About Leukemia?

"Chasing Life" has the potential to carve out a new niche by shining a light on a subject we often don't want to think about: the fact that sometimes the young and beautiful and seemingly immortal get seriously sick, too.
  • By Sara Stewart
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  • June 19, 2014 10:01 AM
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Kristen Wiig to Direct, Star, and Co-Write a Bridesmaids Follow-Up with Annie Mumolo

The unnamed comedy will mark Wiig's directorial debut.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 12, 2014 10:37 AM
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Marion Cotillard to Star in French Auteur Nicole Garcia's Next Film

"Mal de Pierres" (literal translation: "Evil Stones") will be Garcia's eighth feature.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 11, 2014 10:00 AM
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Shonda Rhimes' Dartmouth Commencement Speech: "Dreamers Often End Up Living in the Basements of Relatives"

The "Scandal" showrunner drops some truth bombs.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 10, 2014 12:00 PM
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Jennifer Lawrence to Team Up Again with David O. Russell

Bradley Cooper isn't invited this time around, though.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 9, 2014 1:58 PM
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Trailer Watch: Chloe Grace Moretz Wavers Between Life and Death in New If I Stay Trailer

"If I Stay"
In case you need more dying teenage girls in your life this summer.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 9, 2014 10:00 AM
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