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: Melissa McCarthy in Tammy Teaser

It's actually a perfect short film.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 13, 2014 1:00 PM
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The Most Anticipated Films of 2014

The 13 films of 2014 to look forward to -- and the three movies that will hopefully be released.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 2, 2014 11:09 AM
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Melissa McCarthy's Tammy to Take on 2014 Independence Day Box Office

As we anxiously countdown the days until The Heat is released on June 28th, we are always excited to hear any news about the lovely Melissa McCarthy. As we had previously reported, McCarthy was making her directorial debut with Tammy, a film that she co-wrote alongside her writing partner/husband Ben Falcone, who will be co-directing as well.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • May 3, 2013 12:30 PM
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