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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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Judy Blume to Publish Her First Novel for Adults in More than Fifteen Years

The as-yet-untitled novel will be "quintessentially Judy."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 30, 2014 2:14 PM
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Judy Blume and Lena Dunham on What It's Like to be Pioneers in Sexual Frankness

The two writers discuss what it's like being pioneers of sexual frankness. Apparently, it involves listening to a lot of intimate stories from fans and acquaintances.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 6, 2013 6:30 PM
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Trailer Watch: Judy Blume's Tiger Eyes - Starring Willa Holland

Teenagers of many generations have connected to Judy Blume's iconic novels that focus on their interior lives. It's actually pretty surprising that none of Blume's work hasn't been given the film treatment until now. The first to be adapted is Blume's 1981 novel, Tiger Eyes.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 30, 2013 10:00 AM
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