Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

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 5th annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015 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.

Email Melissa

Women and Hollywood

The Big O: 2015 Oscar Preview: Expect Reese to Rise Again and a Woman to Crash the Directing Category

Angelina Jolie and Ava Duvernay are both prime candidates to become the fifth female director nominated for an Oscar.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
  • |
  • July 15, 2014 11:22 AM
  • |
  • 8 Comments

A List of the Women-Directed and Women-Centric Films Looking for Deals in Cannes

Among them are films by directors Susanne Bier, Jodie Foster, Haifaa Al-Mansour, and Natalie Portman.
  • By Inkoo Kang
  • |
  • May 16, 2014 2:00 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Despite the Lack of Opportunities UK Female Screenwriters and Directors Are Successful

The BFI reports shows that while there are not enough opportunities for women screenwriters and directors, the films they are working on are disproportionately successful.
  • By Kate Wilson
  • |
  • November 26, 2013 10:00 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Pathe Picks Up Sarah Gavron's Suffragette

We previously reported about Sarah Gavron's latest, Suffragette, previously titled The Fury, when Carey Mulligan was in early talks to star.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
  • |
  • October 24, 2013 3:13 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Carey Mulligan to Reteam with Writer Abi Morgan for The Fury

Carey Mulligan is in early talks to join director Sarah Gavron's The Fury, written by Abi Morgan. The film will focus on the suffragette movement in the UK.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
  • |
  • July 25, 2013 12:30 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Email Updates