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

"No One Can Say it's a Level Playing Field" - Catherine Hardwicke Ignites Discussion on Women Directors

Catherine Hardwicke, director of Thirteen and Twilight, spoke candidly to Variety about her career.
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  • October 2, 2013 12:30 PM
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Trailer Watch: Plush - Directed by Catherine Hardwicke

As of late, there hasn't been much news about Catherine Hardwicke's upcoming, Plush, her first film since 2011's Red Riding Hood.
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  • August 22, 2013 12:15 PM
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