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

The Hillary Clinton TV Panic - Part One

It's summer and everyone is sick of talking about Anthony Weiner and his sexting, so now there is another controversy to discuss -- the impending Hillary Clinton media TV projects on both CNN and NBC.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 8, 2013 2:00 PM
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Diane Lane to Play Hillary Clinton in NBC Mini-Series

Over the weekend at the TCA's, NBC announced that they are developing a four part mini-series about Hillary Clinton starring Diane Lane. It will be written and directed by Courtney Hunt, who wrote and directed the Oscar nominated Frozen River.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 29, 2013 12:30 PM
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Drew Barrymore, Amy Berg Announce New Directing Projects

Two exciting new women-directed projects were announced this week.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 2, 2012 12:38 PM
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Cinema Verite directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini Airs Tonight on HBO

Film is about the first reality TV show and stars Diane Lane as Pat Loud. So I guess we can blame the death of civilization on PBS (how ironic) since they were the ones who aired An American Family and created the reality TV genre.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 23, 2011 1:12 AM
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Trailer Watch: Cinema Verite directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini

Now we know- reality TV is all their fault.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • February 17, 2011 2:39 AM
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