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

Julie Walters to Receive British TV's Highest Honor

The "Billy Elliot" actress is the recipient of BAFTA's 2014 Academy Fellowship.
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  • April 14, 2014 12:00 PM
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Frozen, Gravity, and Philomena Win at BAFTAs

Co-director Jennifer Lee's "Frozen" was the only woman-led project to take home a trophy at the British Oscars.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 17, 2014 11:22 AM
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BAFTA Nods Recognize Women Directors and Female Protagonists

Among the BAFTA nominees are films by several women directors: Clio Barnard's "The Selfish Giant," Haifaa al-Mansour's "Wadjda," Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish," and Jennifer Lee's "Frozen."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 8, 2014 11:59 AM
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