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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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Trailer Watch: Quvenzhane Wallis in Annie

Wallis is perfectly charming and Cameron Diaz winsomely grouchy.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Inkoo Kang
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  • March 6, 2014 4:00 PM
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Octavia Spencer to Murder She Wrote Reboot, Melissa McCarthy to Produce Sitcom and Other TV News

In the most exciting TV news of the week, NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a Murder She Wrote reboot starring Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 25, 2013 2:00 PM
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  • 4 Comments

Aline Brosh McKenna to Write Live Action Cruella de Vil Film

Cruella de Vil is the latest Disney bad girl to get the live action treatment. Maleficent with Angelina Jolie playing the Sleeping Beauty villain already has finished filming and will be released in 2014.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 2, 2013 11:00 AM
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