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

The Strong Women in Thor The Dark World

We're still a long way off from a female-led superhero film. There's just no way around it - even if the studios started working on it now, it would be pushing it to get it out by 2015. So instead of focusing on the negative there, let's focus on the positive in the newest Marvel movie, Thor: The Dark World.
  • By Kristal D. Bailey
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  • November 11, 2013 11:00 AM
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Natalie Portman Teams with Marvel for STEM Mentoring Program for Girls

Natalie Portman has teamed up with Marvel to announce the Ultimate Mentor Adventure, a mentor program/contest that gives girls the opportunities to interview women working in science, technology, engineering and math.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 3, 2013 3:00 PM
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Director Lynne Ramsay Leaves Jane Got a Gun Just As Production Was to Begin

Deadline reported yesterday that director Lynne Ramsay had quit Jane Got a Gun which is to star Natalie Portman the morning production was to have begun -- Tuesday in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 20, 2013 11:00 AM
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