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

Sundance 2012: Interview with Amy Ziering - Producer of Invisible War

Amy Ziering is the producer of 'The Invisible War' directed by Kirby Dick and winner of the Sundance 2012 Documentary Audience Award.
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  • January 31, 2012 11:24 AM
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Sundance 2012: Interview With Aurora Gurerrero Director of Mosquita Y Mari

Aurora Guerrero debuted her feature film 'Mosquita Y Mari' at Sundance 2012 and I had a chance to talk to her near the end of a hectic but exciting festival. She shared the secret of her $80,000 Kickstarter campaign success, and the importance of telling stories from the queer, Chicana and immigrant communities she belongs to.
  • By Therese Shechter
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  • January 30, 2012 12:15 PM
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Sundance 2012: Advice for Filmmakers

Chicken and Egg Pictures always has a great party at Sundance: delicious home-cooked food paired with a celebration of women filmmakers and the folks who support and nurture them.
  • By Therese Shechter
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  • January 26, 2012 12:25 PM
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Sundance Video: Interview with Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush - Directors of Finding North

I caught up with 'Finding North' directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush at Sundance 2012. The two shared some great advice for being female in filmland, and reveal why an all-woman crew can sometimes get stuff that others can't. Their strong advocacy documentary "Finding North" is about hunger in America, and clearly connects the dots between underfunded school lunch and food stamp programs, corporate farms, the obesity epidemic, and American families who can't feed their kids.
  • By Therese Shechter
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  • January 25, 2012 12:30 PM
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