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.

Email Melissa

Women and Hollywood

The Double Standards for TV's Male and Female Politicians

The storylines of female-politican characters on 'Scandal' and 'Alpha House' are a clear and sometimes funny reminder of why men can take higher office for granted, while women still have to work twice as hard for half the respect.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
  • |
  • November 25, 2013 2:00 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

Lisa Kudrow is Back on TV

Lisa Kudrow talks to CBS about her web series Web Therapy which has transferred to TV and will premiere on Showtime on July 19
  • By Melissa Silverstein
  • |
  • July 13, 2011 1:14 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Email Updates