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

Divergent Third Novel to be Split into Two Movies

Get ready for "Divergent" domination.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 14, 2014 1:00 PM
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Women and Hollywood Summer 2014 Preview

The 15 movies about women we're most looking forward to this summer.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 27, 2014 10:05 AM
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Divergent Leaps to the Top of the Box Office; Sequel Planned

Critics may not have liked Divergent, but audiences sure did.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 24, 2014 10:42 AM
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Will Divergent be the Next YA Phenom?

Advance ticket sales suggest probably.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 21, 2014 1:06 PM
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Why Shailene Woodley is Wrong to Blast Twilight

There'd be no "Divergent" without "Twilight."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 14, 2014 10:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Divergent Finally Looks Amazing

The marketing team behind Divergent released a fantastic new trailer yesterday that should finally pique audiences.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 5, 2014 11:17 AM
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Trailer Watch: The Fault in Our Stars

The film adaptation hews closely to author John Green's talky dialogue and resistance to overt sentimentality.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 30, 2014 10:00 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.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 3, 2013 1:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Divergent

Teenage girls of the future continue to get the raw deal in Divergent, the big-screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's best-selling YA trilogy.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 13, 2013 5:00 PM
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Elle Magazine Announced Honorees of 20th Annual Women in Hollywood Event

Elle magazine announced the honorees of their 20th annual Women in Hollywood event.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 27, 2013 10:00 AM
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