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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AFI Honors Shirley MacLaine with Lifetime Achievement Award

Last Thursday, Hollywood came out to honor one its most beloved and enduring stars - Shirley MacLaine with the 40th AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.  She is only the 7th woman to receive the honor.  The other women to receive the honor were Bette Davis in 1977; Lillian Gish in 1984; Barbara Stanwyck in 1987; Elizabeth Tayor in 1993; Barbra Streisand in 2001; Meryl Streep in 2004.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • June 11, 2012 12:06 PM
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