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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Patricia Riggen Directing Chilean Miners Film, The 33

It was announced that Patricia Riggen will be directing The 33, the story of the 33 Chilean Miners who were trapped in the San Jose Mine. The film will cover the events leading up to the collapse of the mine and the subsequent rescue efforts through both the miners and their families points of view. It will also delve into the first 17 days that the miners were trapped before contact was made, a story that has not been told until now.
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  • September 14, 2012 10:38 AM
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Women's Films Opening - May 25

Films About Women Now Playing
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  • May 25, 2012 12:30 PM
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Women's Films Opening - May 11, 2012

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  • May 11, 2012 12:12 PM
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Trailer Watch: Girl in Progress Directed by Patricia Riggen

I really liked Ms. Riggen's previous film, La Misma Luna.  This could be a big breakthrough role for Eva Mendes taking her to a new place.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 10, 2012 9:20 AM
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Woman Power Fuels Disney Channel's Lemonade Mouth

This Friday, Disney Channel will launch a new feel good TV movie, Lemonade Mouth about a tween band that comes together and motivates kids to stand up for themselves. The press material says: "As they learn about music and about life, the group must surmount obstacles including their own lack of confidence, a rivalry with the popular band Mudslide Crush and a school administration that just doesn't understand them."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 12, 2011 4:43 AM
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