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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Susan Lacy Leaves WNET for HBO Documentary Films

Susan Lacy is leaving her long-time spot at WNET to work with Sheila Nevins at HBO Documentary Films.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 19, 2013 11:33 AM
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Guest Post: "It's A Great Career, But I Earned It": A Power Talk With Sheila Nevins

After listening to Sheila Nevins speak for even five minutes, it's not hard to understand why she's so successful in the documentary world. She is, in a word, frank, but also gifted with the kind of wit and wry delivery that lends her instant credence—a perfect balance between fact and craft, which is a hallmark of good nonfiction filmmaking. Her inherent knack for the genre is also apparent in her impressive resume: an HBO executive since 1979 and the president of HBO Documentary Films since 2005, Nevins has produced hundreds of titles and garnered dozens of honors, including 10 Academy Awards, 23 Primetime Emmys, 18 Peabody Awards for HBO, and even one for herself.
  • By Anneliese Cooper
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  • March 25, 2013 12:00 PM
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