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

Listless Women and Life Realizations in The Lifeguard and Afternoon Delight

Entering into the late twenties--one becomes increasingly accustomed to seeing life's so-called major plot points swelling around them...
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  • August 23, 2013 12:15 PM
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Interview with Liz W. Garcia - Writer and Director of The Lifeguard

Women and Hollywood got the chance to speak to Liz W. Garcia, writer and director of The Lifeguard, which opens in theaters on August 30th. The film is also available on ITunes now.
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  • August 22, 2013 2:05 PM
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August Film Preview

It's been a depressing summer for women at the box office but things are looking up...heading into August, there are a several great women centric, directed and written films to look forward including like Lake Bell's hilarious In a World... to one of our favorites from SXSW, Short Term 12 starring Brie Larson.
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  • July 30, 2013 12:30 PM
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Trailer Watch - The Lifeguard - Directed by Liz W. Garcia

We wrote last week about Liz W. Garcia's amazing and perfect quote about women working as directors in a recent interview. Garcia's latest film, The Lifeguard, premiered at Sundance and was picked up by Focus World and Screen Media Films.
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  • July 10, 2013 12:05 PM
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Quote of the Day: Liz W. Garcia - The Obstacles That Women Face in Hollywood Are Particularly Difficult Because Many Can't Be Seen, Or Easily Identified...

I came across this interview from Go Into the Story with writer/director Liz W. Garcia whose film The Lifeguard premiered at Sundance in 2013 and will be coming out on August 30th.
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  • June 28, 2013 1:00 PM
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