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

Film News Round Up for July 26th: Updates on Gone Girl, Nicole Holofcener's Latest and Melissa McCarthy as a Spy

Here's a news round up of some of the most notable news from the past couple days.
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  • July 26, 2013 4:00 PM
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Drew Barrymore, Amy Berg Announce New Directing Projects

Two exciting new women-directed projects were announced this week.
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  • August 2, 2012 12:38 PM
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Two Women Get Directing Gigs - Drew Barrymore and Jerusha Hess

Drew Barrymore and Jerusha Hess (the co-writer of Napoleon Dynamite) have both signed up for directing gigs. Barrymore will produce and direct Heist Society to be adapted by Shauna Cross (Whip It). The film will be produced Denise DiNovi, Alison Greenspan and will be released by Warner Brothers. It is based on the novel by Ally Carter. Barrymore will direct this film after she directs How To Be Single.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • July 7, 2011 2:34 AM
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Drew Barrymore Gets New Directing Gig

I am so glad to read that Drew Barrymore has signed on to direct a new film. BUT I am none too pleased that this could be a redo of He's Just Not That Into You (which was dreadful). Barrymore and her company Flower Film produced He's Just Not That Into You and reports are that she will be reteaming with that film's writers -- Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn -- on this film.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 16, 2011 2:45 AM
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