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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

Trailer Watch: Gone Girl Asks, Where's Amy?

Better question: Where's Rosamund Pike?
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  • April 16, 2014 11:00 AM
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The Most Anticipated Films of 2014

The 13 films of 2014 to look forward to -- and the three movies that will hopefully be released.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 2, 2014 11:09 AM
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Where'd You Go Bernadette Gets Writers and Producers

One of the best books I read over the holidays and last year is Maria Semple's Where'd You Go Bernadette? It is an original, funny, touching, moving story of a 50 year old woman, Bernadette, who winds up in Seattle and becomes something of a hermit after a series of professional and personal setbacks. The thing about the book is that is all about creativity and how when people who are uniquely talented need to create or they lose touch with themselves and as one character says "become a menace to themselves and society."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 9, 2013 1:30 PM
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9 Women Included on The Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Powerful Authors

The Hollywood Reporter announced their inaugural list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. They based the selection of living authors on how successful they’ve been in getting their work adapted for the screen, their success in publishing and both their Hollywood and cultural clout.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • December 4, 2012 11:00 AM
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Weekly Roundup

Here's a round-up of some of the stories we didn't get a chance to cover last week but wanted you to know about.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 30, 2012 9:58 AM
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Best Seller Gone Girl to be Produced by Reese Witherspoon

Gillian Flynn’s wildly popular novel, Gone Girl, which has topped the New York Times Bestseller List for the last two weeks, has been acquired by 20th Century Fox in a seven figure deal. The novel, about a woman who disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary with all evidence pointing to her husband, will be produced by Reese Witherspoon's production company Pacific Standard with Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea producing with Leslie Dixon.  Flynn will write the screenplay.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 16, 2012 12:38 PM
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