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

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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Zero Dark Thirty and Emmanuelle Riva Win Big with Critics Over the Weekend

The year end awards keep rolling in. The Boston Film Critics, New York Film Critics Online and Los Angeles Film Critics all announced their winners over the weekend.
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  • December 10, 2012 12:30 PM
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UK's Women in Film and Television Awards Honors 15 Women

At the U.K.’s 22nd annual Women in Film and Television Awards, fifteen women were honored from all aspects of television and film.
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  • December 10, 2012 11:00 AM
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TV Link Roundup: December 10

Here's some of the women-centric television news that we didn't get the chance to cover last week.
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  • December 10, 2012 9:54 AM
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Film Link Round Up: December 8

Here's some of the women-centric film news that we thought people should know about:
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  • December 8, 2012 1:28 PM
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If Women Ran Hollywood...

If women ran Hollywood is a question worth pondering and one we often do here at Women and Hollywood. Apparently it’s been a question on the minds of those over at The Hollywood Reporter, so they asked some different people working in the entertainment industry this question to coincide with their annual look at the most powerful women in entertainment.
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  • December 7, 2012 5:23 PM
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More: Sexism

Interview with Nancy Buirski - Director of The Loving Story

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  • December 7, 2012 2:00 PM
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Cross Post: Okay, Jen. Here Goes: "Stop Being Mean To Women On The Internet"

My fellow comedian Jen Kirkman is boycotting Twitter until men stop using it as a medium to be awful to her because she’s a woman yet still has the audacity to express her views on occasion. Or more specifically, until her male counterparts speak up against this kind of treatment.
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  • December 7, 2012 11:16 AM
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Amy Herzog Receives 2012 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award

The New York Times awarded their 2012 Outstanding Playwright Award to Amy Herzog for her play After the Revolution.
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  • December 7, 2012 10:11 AM
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Athena Film Festival Needs Volunteers and Women Filmmakers

As we previously reported, The Athena Film Festival (co-founded by our own Melissa Silverstein) is gearing up for its third year.
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  • December 6, 2012 4:00 PM
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