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

Unifrance Exec Spotlights French and American Women Directors

"Since we have a new generation of women being more and more creative and influential in the French film industry, we thought it might be a good idea to present some of them during the Rendez-Vous film festival and share our views and experiences with US women directors."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 5, 2014 1:00 PM
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Rose Kuo Steps Down as Head of Film Society of Lincoln Center

In a surprise move earlier this week, Rose Kuo announced her resignation from her post as the Film Society of Lincoln Center's executive director.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 20, 2013 1:00 PM
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Women-Directed Films Announced for 42nd New Directors/New Films Series

The 42nd New Directors/New Films has announced their lineup. Co-hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art the series takes place from March 20-31.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 26, 2013 12:05 PM
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