Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

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 5th annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015 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.

Email Melissa

Women and Hollywood

The 40 Women Who Changed Journalism

And the world over the last forty years.  From the good folks at the Columbia Journalism Review.  We owe our thanks to these trialblazers.  Are there others you would have on this list?
  • By Melissa Silverstein
  • |
  • July 17, 2012 9:17 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments

Cross-Post: Name It, Change It, Flip It, Quip It

In honor of the Women's Media Center Awards this evening (and I want to thank everyone who voted for me in the social media award category- I did not win), Nell Scovell and Gloria Steinem have put together a list of what the world might be like if the media were run by 97% women and 3% men. 
  • By Nell Scovell and Gloria Steinem
  • |
  • November 30, 2011 12:43 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words

Next Monday night, HBO will end its great summer documentary series with Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words. It's a film that really lets Gloria's words throughout her life as a public figure to speak for themselves. When you see those clips from the 70s and hear what she was saying you realize, if you didn't already know it, that she is a revolutionary.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
  • |
  • August 10, 2011 4:00 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Email Updates