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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Emmanuelle Riva, Lynne Ramsay and Juno Temple Win at 2013 BAFTAS

On Sunday, the BAFTAS held their annual awards ceremony. As awards season comes to a close, there weren’t many upsets but a couple interesting things of note. Emmanuelle Riva won lead actress for Amour. Brenda Chapman won for best animated film with Brave. Lynne Ramsay’s short film Swimmer won. And Juno Temple won the EE Rising Star Award.
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  • February 11, 2013 12:19 PM
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Trailer Watch: The Brass Teapot - Directed by Ramaa Mosley

The Brass Teapot, directed by Ramaa Mosley, centers around a down on their luck couple (Juno Temple and Michael Angarano) who are struggling to make it until they find a magical teapot at a local antique store. The teapot gives the pair money, but the catch is they have to hurt themselves in order to get the cash.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 8, 2013 3:00 PM
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Sundance Watch: Afternoon Delight - Directed and Written by Jill Soloway

Jill Soloway's Afternoon Delight, premiered the other day at Sundance. The film centers around a thirtysomething couple (the hilarious Kathryn Hahn and Josh Radnor) living in the Los Angeles hipster neighborhood Silver Lake dealing with a stale marriage, boredom, and parenting issues.  Throw in letting a sex worker/stripper (Juno Temple) live in their house and the powderkeg is ready to explode.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • January 24, 2013 10:45 AM
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4 Women out of 5 Nominated for BAFTA Rising Star Award

Last year’s British Academy of Film and Television Rising Star award nominees were dominated by only actors. This year, actresses are taking the upper hand, with 4 out of the 5 nominations going to women.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • January 8, 2013 9:35 AM
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Trailer Watch: Jack and Diane

Film will open in the US on November 2.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • July 26, 2012 9:42 AM
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