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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 sixth annual conference will take place February 18-21, 2016.  

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 critic for TheWrap and the TV critic for The Village Voice. She has written about film and television for Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, Vulture and Salon, 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.


Eboni Boykin

Eboni Boykin is an intern at Women and Hollywood. She is an undergraduate at Columbia University, studying English Literature. She has interned in the television industry with Lifetime Movie Network, HLN and MSNBC. She has also been an intern blogger covering gender and media at and plans to pursue writing for the screen after graduation. She tweets @eboniboykin

Diana Martinez

Diana Martinez is an intern at Women and Hollywood. She is a doctoral candidate working in film and media studies at the University of Oregon. She has previously written for The Atlantic and Slate. You can follow her on Twitter @diana_emmeline.

Siân Melton

Siân Melton is an intern at Women and Hollywood. She is the founder of The MUFF Society, a monthly film series and community that celebrates and champions women in film. Siân fell in love with independent film and the filmmaker/audience experience through working at film festivals across North America over the past six years. She contributed to the TIFF Vanguard and TIFF Midnight Madness blogs from 2012 to 2014 and has covered women-centric films for Cinefilles at Sundance since 2015. When she isn't advocating for women in film, she's probably binge-watching "Broad City" or talking about herself in the third person. She tweets at @sharnacious and @MUFFSociety.


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