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

Interview with Anne Fontaine - Director of Adore

Women and Hollywood got the chance to interview Anne Fontaine about her new film, Adore, which she directed. Adore hits theaters today.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 6, 2013 2:00 PM
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September Film Preview

As we head out of a strong August for women directed and centric films, we go straight into a Septemeber filled with varied and interesting projects from new and veteran women filmmakers.
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  • September 5, 2013 12:30 PM
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Fall 2013 Preview - The Women

Entertainment Weekly released its annual Fall Preview issue and so we thought it was time to do an overview of the women directed and women centric movies coming out over the next several months.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 13, 2013 12:15 PM
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Trailer Watch: Two Mothers - Directed by Anne Fontaine

Anne Fontaine's Two Mothers premiered at Sundance to mixed reviews. The film follows the friendship of two mothers (Robin Wright and Naomi Watts) who both sleep with each other's extremely good looking sons (Xavier Samuel and James Frecheville). Things, obviously, become complicated.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 20, 2013 10:00 AM
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Jane Campion and Naomi Foner Included in Sundance Premieres Lineup

Sundance announced the films in their Premieres and Documentary Premieres categories. With films directed by Jane Campion and Naomi Foner amongst many women-centric films and a documentary about Anita Hill, this announcement continues the awesome news that half of the previously announced Sundance lineup were films directed by women. It looks to be a great festival.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • December 5, 2012 11:00 AM
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