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

Glenn Close to Join Guardians of the Galaxy

The amazing Glenn Close is about to join Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy as head of the Nova Cops--a space police force.
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  • May 30, 2013 12:37 PM
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Women-Centric Film News Round Up

Here’s some recent women-centric film news that we wanted to make sure didn't get pased by:
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 25, 2013 12:00 PM
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Is Haywire a Game Changer?

I know I am dating myself when I can say that I knew nothing about MMA - mixed martial arts - before I saw the film Haywire.  I'm not the kind of person who tunes in to see women beat each other up in cages or in arenas or quite frankly anywhere.  Not my kind of thing.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 19, 2012 11:55 AM
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