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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Mary McDonnell Takes the Lead in Major Crimes

While we were all obsessively watching the Olympics, one thing happened in TV land that didn't get much note. A 60 year old woman took over as the lead on a TV show. Now techincally Major Crimes is a new show, but anyone who watched The Closer knows it's basically the same show with a new name.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 23, 2012 10:01 AM
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