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

TV Superlatives of 2013

2013 was just chock-full of ridiculously terrific television, much of it by and about women.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • December 20, 2013 11:00 AM
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5 TV Women to be Thankful for This Thanksgivukkah

On TV, women have stepped up as innovative showrunners and sought-after directors and have found increasingly rich parts as actresses. So for Thanksgiving, here are five women in television I’m remarkably glad are making it better for the rest of us:
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • November 27, 2013 2:00 PM
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First Trailer: FX's The Bridge - Created by Meredith Stiehm

Earlier this year, FX announced the 13 episode pick up of Meredith Stiehm's The Bridge, an adaptation of Bron about the Denmark/Sweden border.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • May 16, 2013 11:00 AM
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FX Picks Up The Bridge from Meredith Stiehm

FX has picked up creator Meredith Stiehm’s The Bridge for a thirteen episodes. Production is set to begin in April.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 14, 2013 2:36 PM
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