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

26% of SFIFF Films in Competition Directed by Women

Five narrative and nonfiction filmmakers will compete for nearly $40,000 in total cash prizes this year's festival.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 11, 2014 11:30 AM
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San Francisco International Film Festival Unveils Line Up

Last week, the 56th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival announced their line up. This will be the first festival with Ted Hope at the helm since he took over the Executive Director position of the San Francisco Film Society in the Fall.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 16, 2013 11:00 AM
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