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: Michelle Monaghan Returns Home After Afghanistan in Fort Bliss

Monaghan transitions uneasily back into civilian life in writer-director Claudia Myers' sophomore film.
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  • April 8, 2014 10:00 AM
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Real Talk on the Women of True Detective

As Rust and Marty's relationships with women have occupied more time on the show, they've also inadvertently revealed some of True Detective's weaknesses.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • February 14, 2014 12:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Jessie McCormack's Baby-Swap Dramedy 'Expecting'

Thirtysomething friendship is the focus of first-time writer-director Jessie McCormack's upcoming dramedy 'Expecting,' which finds two gal pals (Michelle Monaghan and Radha Mitchell) in a fairly novel conundrum.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 22, 2013 1:01 PM
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Cannes 2012: News Update

Here's some movie news picked up from the trades coming out of Cannes
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 22, 2012 11:30 AM
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