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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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Women and Hollywood

Women's Films Opening - May 11, 2012

  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 11, 2012 12:12 PM
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Guest Post: What It Feels Like for a Girl

The drama Hick has been generating controversy for its depiction of young teen Luli McMullen’s journey into adolescence. Andrea Portes, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of her novel, responds to this criticism with insights into the female teen character played by Chloë Grace Moretz.
  • By Andrea Portes
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  • May 11, 2012 11:00 AM
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