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 Interview Rerun: Concussion - Directed by Stacie Passon, Produced by Rose Troche, Starring Robin Weigert

Concussion was one of my favorite movies at Sundance this year. It was truly a revelation. Robin Weigert who we have seen for so many years as a supporting character in shows like Deadwood, takes the lead as a suburban lesbian mom whose life has become rote.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • October 3, 2013 12:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Concussion - Directed by Stacie Passon

Concussion, hands down one of the sexiest movies of the year, premiered at Sundance earlier this year and later screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival and Outfest to critical praise.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 17, 2013 1:05 PM
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Watch This: Rose Troche's Sci-Fi Short 'Elliot King is Third'

Director Rose Troche has directed a short film for Futurestates, an online series of sci-fi shorts that explore the future of American society through a variety of topics.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • May 8, 2013 10:39 AM
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Sundance Interview: Concussion – Directed by Stacie Passon, Produced by Rose Troche, Starring Robin Weigert

  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • February 1, 2013 2:00 PM
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Stacie Passon Wins Two Women Directing Awards

Stacie Passon has had a big couple of weeks. First on November 20 she won this year’s IFP Labs/Adrienne Shelly Foundation Director’s Grant for her film Concussion at the Foundation's second annual Woman of Vision Salute which also honored Lena Dunham.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Marian Evans
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  • November 29, 2012 9:50 AM
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