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

MMA Fighter and Action Star Gina Carano on In the Blood and What Makes a Good Heroine

"Women can be fighters especially when it comes to a loved one."
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  • April 3, 2014 10:15 AM
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Is Haywire a Game Changer?

I know I am dating myself when I can say that I knew nothing about MMA - mixed martial arts - before I saw the film Haywire.  I'm not the kind of person who tunes in to see women beat each other up in cages or in arenas or quite frankly anywhere.  Not my kind of thing.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 19, 2012 11:55 AM
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Trailer Watch: New Trailer for Haywire

It's been a while since I saw this and I forgot how much I like it.  Film opens January 20.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 5, 2012 9:23 AM
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