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

Guest Post: Creating a New Online Feminist Film Journal by Miriam Bale

Most of my work as editor of a new online feminist film journal has involved crossing out the phrases “I think” and “according to me.” Sometimes “call me crazy” pops up, too, and automatically gets red lined. No, I want to shout, what you think IS the correct criticism. Editing these pieces by all female contributors on a variety of subjects—including the history of crying styles in cinema, the infantilization and burying of sexual stereotypes in a recent horror remake, and an examination of a sex symbol’s ignorance of her own sexuality—has been an emotional and empowering conversation.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 16, 2011 1:04 PM
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