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

Jennifer Lopez to Receive GLAAD Award

She'll be honored for her producing work on ABC Family's "The Fosters."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 25, 2014 2:11 PM
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TV: Jennifer Lopez to Headline NBC Cop Drama Shades of Blue

Jennifer Lopez doesn't get enough credit for her reinventions.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 24, 2014 2:30 PM
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Forbes Releases Top-Earning Women in Music List

Madonna didn't become the Material Girl for nothing. At 55, she's still going strong -- and making bank.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 12, 2013 3:00 PM
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TV Watch This: Trailer for The Fosters - Executive Produced by Jennifer Lopez

  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • May 9, 2013 10:00 AM
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Branding The Oscar Body

If this year’s Oscars known as the "women's superbowl" only attracted half (39.3 million to be exact) the viewing audience of that great male gladiator event, that’s still way more than enough people to make an enormous impact on the body ideals and aspirations of girls and women who buy the fashion lines and accessories and makeover surgeries (AKA “aesthetic medicine”) such as the silicone implants and butt lifts that inspire fans to become clones of their favorite hot movie star.
  • By Emily Fox-Kales
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  • March 2, 2012 10:43 AM
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