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

Trailer Watch: Scarlett Johnasson Has Superpowers in Lucy

"Lucy" is the film we've been waiting for.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 4, 2014 11:00 AM
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Still No Plans for a Marvel Superheroine Movie

You'd think female superheroes were invisible or something.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 18, 2014 12:39 PM
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5 Things Melissa Rosenberg Should Do with Her Jessica Jones Show for Netflix

The pairing between Jssica Jones as a character and Netflix as an outlet presents real opportunities for writer Melissa Rosenberg to expand the questions superhero shows and movies ask, as well as the emotions and issues they’re willing and able to explore.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • November 15, 2013 2:00 PM
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Smallville's Super Girl, Laura Vandervoort, to Produce Series About Girl with Superpowers

Laura Vandervoot, who played Supergirl Kara on Smallville, has created Super Duper Deelia, a series for young girls.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 8, 2013 10:00 AM
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Wonder Woman Fan Film Shows Up Hollywood

With superheroes dominating the box office and pop culture landscape, it's simply astonishing that there hasn't been a female-lead film added the mix yet. While Marvel has a dearth of male superheroes at their fingertips, DC's most famous heroes are arguably Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
  • By Kristal D. Bailey
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  • October 2, 2013 2:15 PM
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Cross Post: Dear Hollywood: Hiring Women Directors Could Rescue the Superhero Movie. Love, Half the Human Race

The superhero picture is suffering from female trouble, and not just because a franchise based on Wonder Woman keeps going in and out of development limbo. Any creature on screen minus a 'Y' chromosome tends to be a side player in this cinematic universe...
  • By Susan Wloszcyna
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  • July 10, 2013 2:00 PM
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