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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

Guest Post: The Women of Comic Con: How the Internet Killed the Studio Star

During the lead up to this year's Comic Con International, a Networked Insights analysis of social media conversation showed that 54% of people talking about the conference were women. So when I arrived on Thursday morning I wasn't surprised to see that women were everywhere as fans, experts, press, and industry.
  • By Holly Derr
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  • July 24, 2013 3:15 PM
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Guest Post: The Growing Influence of Women at Comic-Con

This year marked my 8th Comic-Con and my, has this event changed over the years. It is bigger than ever, covering everything from the largest movie franchises, popular TV shows, top video games, and of course the comics that started it all.
  • By Kristal D. Bailey
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  • July 23, 2013 12:07 PM
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The Women's Guide to Comic-Con

Comic-Con has long been a boys club -- I mean, it is called "fanboy" culture for a reason. However, in recent years there's been more and more female-skewing programming, highlighting that it's not just geek guys enjoying The Con, but geek girls as well.
  • By Kristal D. Bailey
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  • July 17, 2013 1:30 PM
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