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

Trailer Watch: Gia Coppola Makes Her Directorial Debut with Palo Alto

Palo Alto could provide a breakout role for Emma Roberts.
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  • April 4, 2014 3:00 PM
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Women and Hollywood Summer 2014 Preview

The 15 movies about women we're most looking forward to this summer.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 27, 2014 10:05 AM
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Tribeca FF Announces 10 More Women-Directed Films

Among the ten are Kelly Reichardt, Amy J. Berg, and Gia Coppola.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 7, 2014 2:00 PM
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TIFF 13 Departure Thoughts

As I get ready to make my departure from Toronto after a whirlwind week there are a couple of things to mention as the festival winds down. I was told that there are 10% less women directors this year.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 12, 2013 4:29 PM
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Trailer Watch: Palo Alto - Directed by Gia Coppola

There's another Coppola getting into directing. Gia Coppola's feature debut (which she wrote and directed) Palo Alto, premiered at Telluride and will screen at Toronto the next week.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 5, 2013 9:00 AM
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While We Were Away...Some Links of Interest

Here are some links from when we were away that might interest people:
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 3, 2013 11:19 AM
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