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

Scarlett Johansson is a Box-Office Superheroine

Johansson stars in the weekend's top studio flick and top indie.
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  • April 7, 2014 11:00 AM
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April 2014 Film Preview

A list of all the April films written, directed by, and/or starring women.
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  • April 1, 2014 10:00 AM
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Women and Hollywood Summer 2014 Preview

The 15 movies about women we're most looking forward to this summer.
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  • March 27, 2014 10:05 AM
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Gotham Shows Brie Larson Some Love for 'Short Term 12'

Brie Larson won the IFP Gotham Awards' Best Actress Prize for her luminous performance in the social-work drama '´╗┐Short Term 12.' "This might be my only time accepting an award so I want to make sure I get everybody in," she said.
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  • December 3, 2013 1:00 PM
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Gotham Awards Announce Nominees for 23rd Annual Ceremony

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) have announced the nominees for the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 24, 2013 12:45 PM
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TIFF Trailer Watch: Under the Skin - Starring Scarlett Johansson

Under The Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson, premiered last night at TIFF. The film follows an alien seductress who preys on men while drifting around Scotland.
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  • September 10, 2013 11:31 AM
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Today's Disconnect - Do Actresses Have Clout or Not?

Last week when I was in LA I read the following two articles on the same day.
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  • June 11, 2013 1:30 PM
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Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon Being Considered for 'Rodham'

As expected some of the most talented women in Hollywood are being considered to play Hillary Clinton in the upcoming Rodham. Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon and Amanda Seyfried are all being looked at for the role.
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  • May 28, 2013 1:45 PM
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Political Video of the Day: Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria Are Voting Obama

In a video for MoveOn.org, actresses Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria give women some of the reasons why they should go vote for Obama in the upcoming election.
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  • November 1, 2012 11:30 AM
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Scarlett Johansson To Be Highest Paid Actress for The Avengers 2

Scarlett Johansson is set to be the highest paid actress in Hollywood.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 17, 2012 12:30 PM
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