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

Cross Post: In 'Planes' Males Soar, Females Get Grounded

I've blogged twice about the sexist preview for "Planes," and after seeing the movie today, I'm afraid I've got to blog about this awful scene once more. The sexist scene actually opens the movie. It sets the tone for the whole film, which is the opposite of what I thought the scene was going to do.
  • By Margot Magowan
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  • August 14, 2013 2:00 PM
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  • 19 Comments

Pixar to Release Inside Out - Set Inside an Adolescent Girl's Brain

Over the weekend at the D23 Expo, Pixar discussed details, showed footage and introduced the cast of their new project Inside Out.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 13, 2013 3:45 PM
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  • 8 Comments

Jon Stewart Takes on the Merida Makeover: The Princess and the PR

Love this. Jon Stewart kicked the shit out of Disney for their Merida makeover.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 17, 2013 4:02 PM
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  • 4 Comments

Watch This: Ellen Announces Finding Dory

A couple days ago, Ellen announced the long awaited sequel to 2003's Finding Nemo. The sequel, Finding Dory, will focus heavily on Ellen's character Dory from the first film.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 8, 2013 1:00 PM
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  • 1 Comment

Cross Post: Reel Girl's Gallery of Girls Gone Missing From Children's Movies in 2013

In 2012, I waited until the last possible minute. It wasn’t until December that I posted Reel Girl’s Gallery of Girls Gone Missing from Children’s Movies in 2012. Even though in the age of the internet, the facts were impossible to miss, I kept hoping that, somehow, I’d overlooked something.
  • By Margot Magowan
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  • January 29, 2013 11:00 AM
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