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

THR Releases "2013 Women in Entertainment Power 100" List

The Hollywood Reporter released its annual "Women in Entertainment Power 100" ranking, which the publication described as a reflection of "a TV industry in flux, ongoing volatility at the film studios, and the females behind (and in front of) every last big deal in town."
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  • December 11, 2013 2:00 PM
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Bonnie Hammer and Lauren Zalaznick Take on New Roles at NBC

Bonnie Hammer will be taking on running the full NBCU’s cable portfolio. Hammer, who previously oversaw USA Network, Syfy, E!, G4, Cloo, Chiller, Universal HD, Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios, will now also be overseeing Bravo, Oxygen, Style, Sprout and TV One. All these will be under the new name Cable Entertainment Group.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 7, 2013 11:00 AM
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Jenna Elfman to Host Women in Film 2012 Crystal + Lucy Awards June 12

Actress Jenna Elfman who will return to TV next season as the First Lady in the comedy 1600 Penn will be the host of the annual Crystal + Lucy Awards. If I lived in LA I would so be at this event supporting the work of Women in Film. It's one of the rare occasions to celebrate women in the business.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • June 7, 2012 1:53 PM
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