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

Link Roundup: Film Edition

Here's some recent women in film news.
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  • November 19, 2012 11:00 AM
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Women Created and Centric TV News Roundup - November 1

With every roundup we do, we get more excited and hopeful for the upcoming crop of future TV shows by and about women. With projects from Jennifer Garner, Shonda Rhimes and Oprah—there is bound to be some interesting and nuanced portrayals of women headed to your TV screen. (We hope)
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  • November 1, 2012 1:20 PM
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Trailer Watch: Butter

Film opens October 5.
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  • August 24, 2012 10:27 AM
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See Jennifer Garner in Serena

This is the first short from WIGS a new You Tube channel created by Jon Avnet (Fried Green Tomatoes) and Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs).
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  • May 23, 2012 10:21 AM
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