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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

Odes to Female Friendships Rule The Weekend with Katie Aselton's Black Rock and Frances Ha

This weekend, two very different films that explore the intricacies of female friendships are hitting theaters (and VOD) near you: Katie Aselton's thriller Black Rock and Noah Baumbach's wry Frances Ha.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • May 17, 2013 2:30 PM
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Trailer Watch: Frances Ha - Co-Written by and Starring Greta Gerwig

Check out the trailer for Frances Ha starring (and co-written by) Greta Gerwig and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film is about a young woman living in New York who is an aspiring dancer--navigating her life in the city and her relationships. It looks fantastic.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • March 8, 2013 12:00 PM
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