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

Lucy Liu Talks About Racism in Hollywood

Lucy Liu graces the cover of online fashion magazine, Net-A-Porter's Graphic Issue. Liu discusses some of the usual interview tropes--her sense of style, relationship status and her hit CBS show Elementary, where she plays Joan Watson--a decidedly modern and most interesting twist on the typical Sherlock Holmes story.
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  • May 15, 2013 1:00 PM
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32nd Annual Muse Awards Recipients

New York Women in Film and Television have announced the recipients of their annual Muse awards. Actresses Mariska Hargitay (of Law and Order fame) and Lucy Liu (currently starring on Elementary) will be honored, as well as documentary filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson (known for the HBO documentary Sex Crimes Unit).
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 13, 2012 1:15 PM
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