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

Cynthia Lopez to Run NYC Film Office

Bill de Blasio has chosen Lopez to run the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 18, 2014 2:00 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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