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

SXSW's New Gamechanger Award to Help Fund Women-Directed Films

Gamechanger Films was founded last fall as the first for-profit fund devoted to investing in narrative features directed by women.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 21, 2014 3:22 PM
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Cynthia Lopez to Receive 2013 Good Egg Award

Chicken & Egg Pictures will be honoring Cynthia Lopez during this year's Independent Film Week. Lopez will receive the 2013 Good Egg Award which is annually given to a leader in the independent film community.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 16, 2013 1:22 PM
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Chicken & Egg Pictures Appoints Jenni Wolfson as Executive Director

Chicken & Egg Pictures has recently appointed Jenni Wolfson as their first executive director.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 9, 2013 3:00 PM
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Chicken & Egg Pictures Awards $220,000 in Grants to Women Filmmakers

Chicken & Egg Pictures, one of our favorite nonprofits supporting women filmmakers, announced $220,000 in grant funds to 25  documentaries directed by women.  And while we usually don't print press releases we want you to read about these movies and their descriptions because they are indicative of the wide diversity of work women dorectors are pursuing today.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • December 17, 2012 9:23 AM
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