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

CinemaCon Holds Panel on Women and the Box Office

Last week at CinemaCon, they held a panel about women and the box office. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter's Editorial Director, Janice Min, the panel touched upon the depressing statistics for female leads in films even though women drive much of the box office business.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 24, 2013 2:00 PM
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