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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

Scarlett Johansson is a Box-Office Superheroine

Johansson stars in the weekend's top studio flick and top indie.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 7, 2014 11:00 AM
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  • 1 Comment

April 2014 Film Preview

A list of all the April films written, directed by, and/or starring women.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 1, 2014 10:00 AM
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  • 2 Comments

TIFF Trailer Watch: Under the Skin - Starring Scarlett Johansson

Under The Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson, premiered last night at TIFF. The film follows an alien seductress who preys on men while drifting around Scotland.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 10, 2013 11:31 AM
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  • 0 Comments

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