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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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AFI Women Directors: Meet Michelle Morgan

Michelle Morgan is sick of being just a screenwriter, even though she writes scripts for major studios. Her short film K.I.T. is playing at AFI
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  • November 8, 2013 9:30 AM
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Trailer Watch: Girl Most Likely - Written by Michelle Morgan and Co-Directed by Shari Springer Berman

This is Kristen Wiig's first leading role onscreen since Bridesmaids. I hope people are not expecting Bridesmaids 2 because this looks a bit more intense. Formerly titled Imogene, Wiig plays a playwright who has a nervous breakdown and is forced to move back in with her estranged mom (Annette Bening).
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 6, 2013 10:18 AM
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Roadside Attractions Picks up Stories We Tell and Imogene

Roadside Attractions has been on a buying binge here in Toronto and has picked up two women directed and written films from TIFF.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 12, 2012 4:23 PM
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The Bridesmaids Effect: Imogene

The folks from Coming Soon have posted some first photos from Imogene the new comedy starring Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening.   Here's the description from imdb:
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 15, 2011 11:34 AM
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