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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

Meryl Streep to Star in Jonathan Demme Film Written by Diablo Cody

In "Ricky and the Flash," Streep would play a feckless older mother struggling to reconnect with her grown-up children after abandoning them as children to pursue a rock career.
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  • March 26, 2014 11:00 AM
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TV: Oprah Winfrey and Diablo Cody to Partner for HBO Comedy

Oprah Winfrey and Diablo Cody team up for HBO project
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  • November 25, 2013 3:00 PM
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TV Roundup: Kristen Schaal, Kate Walsh Get New Shows, 'Homeland,' 'Rizzoli & Isles' New Showrunners

The Daily Show's Kristen Schaal and Private Practice's Kate Walsh were among several women to sell network shows this week, while Showtime's Homeland and TNT's Rizzoli & Isles gained new female showrunners for their upcoming seasons. A roundup of what’s happening in TV:
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 22, 2013 10:00 AM
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Quote of the Day: Diablo Cody on Writing Strong Female Characters

Film School Rejects does a really great interview with Diablo Cody on the release of her directorial debut Paradise. (Side note- Many of the interviews she has done for the release of this film have been stellar.) She is one the best when talking about women's issues in Hollywood.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • October 22, 2013 12:00 PM
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Interview with Diablo Cody - Director of Paradise

Diablo Cody's directorial debut, Paradise, is out on October 18th, 2013 in Los Angeles and New York theaters.
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  • October 17, 2013 12:00 PM
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October Film Preview

Here's a preview of what you should mark your calendars for in October.
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  • October 2, 2013 2:00 PM
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Fall 2013 Preview - The Women

Entertainment Weekly released its annual Fall Preview issue and so we thought it was time to do an overview of the women directed and women centric movies coming out over the next several months.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 13, 2013 12:15 PM
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Trailer Watch: Paradise - Written and Directed by Diablo Cody

We've been reporting a lot about Diablo Cody's directorial debut in the last couple weeks--first about the film's initial October release alongside Kimberly Peirce's Carrie, then Cody's announcement via Twitter that lucky Direct TV viewers would be seeing her new film hit their screens on August 8th.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 5, 2013 11:15 AM
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Diablo Cody's Paradise to Premiere on Direct TV Next Week

As we previously reported, Diablo Cody's directorial debut was hitting theaters on October 18th, the same day that Kimberly Peirce's remake of horror classic Carrie drops as well.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 2, 2013 3:00 PM
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Kimberly Peirce's Carrie and Diablo Cody's Paradise Go Head to Head on October 18th

It's not like we get that many women directed films so it is always baffling films -- especially such high profile films like Kimberly Peirce's remake of Carrie and Oscar winner Diablo Cody's directorial debut Paradise -- will open on the same weekend. Granted they are different kinds of movies in different genres, but still, it's hard enough to get people to see one women directed film on a weekend, let alone two.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 26, 2013 3:00 PM
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