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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Guest Interview: Geoffrey S. Fletcher: Writer, Director of "Violet & Daisy"

It may be argued that the 2009 drama Precious remains one of the most distinguishing female-driven films to be released within the last decade. Based on the novel Push by Sapphire, the haunting drama broke new ground in Hollywood. Much of that has to do with the film's screenwriter Geoffrey S. Fletcher, who took home an Academy Award for his adaptation of the story.
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  • June 17, 2013 10:09 AM
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