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

Women-Directed Films Win Top Prizes at SXSW

Kudos to "Fort Tilden" directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers and "The Great Invisible" documentarian Margaret Brown.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 12, 2014 12:00 PM
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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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Sundance Women Producers: Meet Mynette Louie

"Keeping up with the changing distribution landscape is exhausting! It feels like between the time a film of mine gets greenlit to the time it premieres, distribution has morphed and the players have changed.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 19, 2014 3:00 PM
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Gamechanger Films to Fund Women Directed Films

A new movie fund, Gamechanger Films, is set to fund women directed films only. It's the first fund to specifically focus on women directors.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 27, 2013 2:00 PM
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