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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Tribeca Film Acquired Marion Vernoux's Bright Days Ahead

Tribeca Film has acquired the rights for Marion Vernoux's Bright Days Ahead which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last week. As far as we can tell, this is the first female directed film to get a deal out of the festival.
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  • September 16, 2013 2:10 PM
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TIFF Women Directors: Meet Marion Vernoux

Marion Vernoux was born in Montreuil-sous-Bois, France. She wrote the screenplay for Bernard Schmitt's Pacific Palisades (90). Her directorial credits include Personne ne m'aime (94), Rien a faire (99), both of which screened at the Festival, Reines d'un jour(01), A boire (04), and Bright Days Ahead (13).
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • September 10, 2013 2:00 PM
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