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

Katie Dippold Signs 7-Figure Deal With Chernin Entertainment

Katie Dippold's writing future just got a little brighter. Her film The Heat, directed by Bridemaids' Paul Feig and starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy hasn't even hit theaters yet, the confidence that both Chernin Entertainment and Fox have in the film -- specifically moving the film smack dab into blockbuster season-- have made Dippold a hot commodity.
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  • April 8, 2013 12:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: The Heat Red-Band Trailer - Written by Katie Dippold

We previously posted the trailer for the Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock cop comedy, The Heat. The recently released red-band trailer (NSFW) gives you a better look at what to expect of the Katie Dippold penned film and it looks hilarious.
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  • December 21, 2012 10:00 AM
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Variety Announces 10 Directors and Screenwriters to Watch, 4 are Women

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  • December 10, 2012 3:21 PM
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Trailer Watch: The Heat - Written by Katie Dippold, Starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy

The Heat, written by Katie Dippold and directed by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig brings together two stars Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock as a tough Boston cop and uptight FBI agent respectively who are assigned to work together to bring down a drug lord. Neither has had much luck in working well with their co-workers let alone personal friendships.
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  • November 21, 2012 1:30 PM
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