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

Sundance Women Directors: Meet Madeleine Olnek

"The biggest misconception -- not just for me, but for other comedic filmmakers as well -- is that comedy can't be a profoundly meaningful experience. People tend to think of only dramas as meaningful, but just because something is presented with weight doesn't mean it has weight."
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  • January 20, 2014 4:09 PM
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