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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Interview with Celine Sciamma: Writer/Director of Tomboy

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  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 15, 2011 12:13 PM
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Tomboy

Tomboy written and directed by Celine Sciamma is literally one of my favorite movies of the year. I enjoyed every second of it. It tells the story of Laure, a girl who moves to a new town and pretends she is a boy. She has short hair, wears gender neutral summer clothing and is at an age where at first look there is hardly any indication that she is a girl. But she knows that being a boy brings a lot more freedom and much less scrutiny than being a girl so she does not hesitate to declare herself a boy.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 15, 2011 10:34 AM
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