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

Happy Birthday Women and Hollywood - This is What 6 Looks Like

I can't believe it but Women and Hollywood is entering its 7th year. (And for the record I got a little bit ahead of myself - it's our 6th birthday and we are going into our 7th year.) I know that some of you found us just this year and some (I hope many) of you have been here through it all.
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  • September 3, 2013 3:38 PM
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The Importance of Changing Perspective

Since I write on the web, I spend a lot of time, as you can imagine, in front of my computer. Most days all day (except for a couple of dog walking breaks.) But this spring due to the fact that I had a book to promote...BTW, have you gotten your copy of In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing yet?
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 23, 2013 2:27 PM
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Women and Hollywood Heads to Chicago

I just wanted to give a heads up to any readers in the Chicago area.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 9, 2013 1:00 PM
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