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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Feminist of the Day: Patrick Stewart Talks Violence Against Women

Sir Patrick Stewart has always been an outspoken advocate on violence against women speaking out at conferences and organizations. This past weekend, Stewart was at Comicpalooza in Texas. When Stewart fan, Heather Skye thanked Stewart for his Amnesty International speech that helped her to deal with the abuse she had suffered from in her life, she asked him to share what he was most proud of in his life other than acting.
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  • May 31, 2013 11:22 AM
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