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

Meryl Streep to Join Carey Mulligan in Suffragette

Which is wonderful news, but leads us to wonder why there aren't a lot more movies about suffragettes.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 20, 2014 1:34 PM
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Megan Ellison Leads PGA Awards Nominations

Wunderkind producer Megan Ellison leads the pack with two nominations for her behind-the-scenes work on "Her"´╗┐ and "´╗┐American Hustle´╗┐."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 3, 2014 12:00 PM
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Saving Mr. Banks Producer Alison Owen on Making a Film About Disney with Disney

Alison Owen is one of the most successful independent producers working in the UK. The development slate boasted by her shingle, Ruby Films, is bold and female-driven, with women directors attached to 50% of its announced production slates for 2014 and 2015. Alison talks about her latest film, 'Saving Mr. Banks.'
  • By Kate Wilson
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  • November 27, 2013 10:43 AM
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Introduction to the London Film Festival

Having opened in true Hollywood form on Wednesday night with a gala screening of Paul Greengrass's Captain Phillips, the 2013 BFI London Film Festival is well under way.
  • By Kate Wilson
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  • October 13, 2013 7:28 AM
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