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

Trailer Watch: Haute Cuisine

Haute Cuisine is based on the true story of Daniele Delpeuche (Catherine Frot) and how she was appointed as the chef for Francois Mitterrand, the president of France.
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  • June 13, 2013 9:49 AM
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Three Women-Centric Films Opening on August 16th

If you survive the summer of male centric super hero and action films, mark your calendars for August 16th because three women-centric films will be opening. While August has been in the past seen as Meryl Streep's time of the year, this year August Osage County will open in the fall.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • May 8, 2013 1:00 PM
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