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

Jane Campion on Television, Women and Being 'Untameable'

In a new interview with The Telegraph, Jane Campion talks at length about Top of the Lake--her excellent miniseries which just premiered in the UK starring Elisabeth Moss as a detective looking into the disappearance of a young pregnant girl.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 17, 2013 11:25 AM
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Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter Talk Jane Campion's Top of the Lake at TCAs

At the Sundance Channel’s Television Critics Association panel last week, everyone was buzzing about Top of the Lake, Jane Campion’s epic seven part miniseries starring Elisabeth Moss and reuniting Campion and her The Piano star, Holly Hunter after 20 years.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • January 11, 2013 12:00 PM
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Talking with Maggie Gyllenhaal about Won't Back Down

I'm a bit obsessed with this film.  My obsession stems from the fact that we have a film with two previous women with Oscar nominations in it (three if you count Holly Hunter in her supporting role) that has basically been dumped, and has allowed the teachers union to have the upper hand in creating the public and press narrative of the film. 
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • October 19, 2012 3:25 PM
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Trailer Watch: Won't Back Down

This is my kind of movie. It stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, and Holly Hunter. Look for it in Theatres September 28.
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  • May 18, 2012 9:19 AM
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