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

Trailer Watch: Paloma - Written and Directed by Julia Stiles on WIGS

As we've previously reported, Julia Stiles has made herself a force on the hit YouTube channel, WIGS that does scripted dramas and features with female leads. Stiles is currently starring in Blue, a series that focuses on a single mother who works as a highly paid escort to pay the bills.
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  • May 30, 2013 10:15 AM
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Exclusive Clip from WIGS' Blue - Starring Julia Stiles

As we previously reported, WIGS recently announced their new seasons for popular shows Lauren and Blue as well as Paloma, written and directed by Julia Stiles.
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  • March 21, 2013 12:00 PM
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WIGS Announces New Season and New Series

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  • March 12, 2013 1:11 PM
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Julia Stiles Playing Frances Marion in Jennifer DeLia's Mary Pickford Biopic 'The First'

Julia Stiles has just signed on to play screenwriter Frances Marion in Jennifer DeLia’s The First, which is based on Eileen Whitfield’s biography Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood.
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  • February 6, 2013 12:00 PM
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