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

SXSW Rerun: Interview with Hannah Fidell, Lindsay Burdge and Kim Sherman of A Teacher

A Teacher is a tense, unflinching piece of film that gets under your skin and refuses to let go. It's the tightly drawn portrait of Diana (Lindsay Burdge), a young high school teacher who is having an illicit affair with her all-too-appealing student Eric (Will Brittain).
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  • September 6, 2013 11:00 AM
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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.
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  • August 13, 2013 12:15 PM
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Trailer Watch: A Teacher - Written and Directed by Hannah Fidell

Hannah Fidell's A Teacher was a favorite at SXSW where Fidell won the Emergent Narrative Women Director Award at the festival.
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  • August 2, 2013 11:00 AM
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SXSW Interview with Hannah Fidell, Lindsay Burdge and Kim Sherman of A Teacher

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  • April 9, 2013 2:00 PM
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