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Women and Hollywood By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood January 18, 2011 at 6:25AM

Here is the team behind Women and Hollywood

Founder/Editor - Melissa Silverstein

Melissa Silverstein is the founder and editor of Women and Hollywood. She is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Athena Film Festival -- A Celebration of Women and Leadership -- at Barnard College in NYC. The fifth annual festival took place February 5-8, 2015.

Melissa was selected to be a film envoy for the American Film Showcase, the major film diplomacy program of the U.S. Department of State. And she 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. 

She has a regular column on, and has written for The Washington Post, NY Times, More Magazine and has been featured on CNN, the BBC as well as in Newsweek, Salon, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, NY Times, and many other publications. She was a contributor to The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thriller of Our Time.

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Managing Editor - Inkoo Kang

Inkoo Kang is the Managing Editor at Women and Hollywood. She is also a film and TV critic for TheWrapThe Village Voice, and formerly The Los Angeles Times. She has written about film and television for The Atlantic, The Chicago Tribune, Salon, Vulture, Business Insider, Badass Digest, Bitch Magazine, Racialicious and The Toast, among many other publications. She tweets @thinkovision.

Writer/Researcher - Laura Berger 

Laura Berger is a Writer and Researcher at Women and Hollywood. Her writing has appeared in PopMatters, Bitch Magazine, Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion (Titan Books), and Looking for the Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (Kendall Hunt Publishing)


Sara Stewart

Sara Stewart handles the weekly TV beat at Women and Hollywood. She also works at the New York Post where she is a film critic and features writer. She is also an occasional contributor to Cosmopolitan magazine and has in the past written for Time Out New York, The Week, New York, Chicago Social, The Improper Bostonian and the (sadly, now defunct) Boston Phoenix. 

Dorothy Snarker 

Dorothy Snarker is Women and Hollywood's queer columnist. She writes at and is a regular contributor at Also find her @dorothysnarker.


Laura Nicholson 

Laura Nicholson is an intern at Women and Hollywood. She holds a BA in Film from King's College London Since graduating, she has won a scholarship to pursue her MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She has worked as an intern with the Youth Parliament Foundation in New Delhi, India, advocating women's rights through addressing young people's need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education throughout the country. She has previously written for Taste of Cinema.

Freja Dam  

Freja Dam is an intern at Women and Hollywood. She has been published on Indiewire and Variety, works at the Danish Film Institute and contributes regularly to Danish outlets Politiken, Information and Soundvenue. She tweets @freja_dam.


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