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

Lisa Cholodenko to be Guest Director of LA Film Festival

Previous LAFF guest directors have included David O. Russell, Kathryn Bigelow and Alfonso Cuaron.
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  • April 9, 2014 12:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: The New Black - Directed by Yoruba Richen

In honor of a historic day in American history, we bring you the new trailer for Yoruba Richen's documentary The New Black which just won the AFI Docs Film Festival Audience Award and played at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The whole team from Women and Hollywood has seen the film and are big fans.
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  • June 27, 2013 12:19 PM
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Women Centric & Directed Films Nab Awards at Provincetown Film Festival and Los Angeles Film Festival

Yesterday both the Provincetown Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival announced the recipients of their awards and women won big. Both festivals honored several women directed and centric films.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 24, 2013 12:18 PM
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Los Angeles Film Festival Announces Line Up

The Los Angeles Film Festival recently announced their line up. And it's great. Some of our festival favorites are screening including Lake Bell's In A World, Stacie Passon's Concussion, Short Term 12, Haifaa Al Mansour's Wadjda amongst many others.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • May 10, 2013 11:30 AM
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