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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The Male Dominated Emmy Awards

Last week we posted a piece about the research that showed that women created 26% of the TV shows during the 2011-2012 season.  But, based on the lack of women visible onstage at last night's Emmy Awards in any category but acting, you could have gotten the impression that  women are basically invisible as creators, writers and directors of TV shows.  (I know that women won awards given at last weekend's Creative Emmy's but they were not on TV last night for the world to see.)
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 24, 2012 10:46 AM
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