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

Six Women-Directed Projects to be Funded by Tribeca Film Institute

Awardees include "Concussion" ´╗┐director Stacie Passon, TV writer Colette Burson, and documentarians Heather Courtney and Anayansi Prado.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 18, 2014 2:00 PM
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2013 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Announces Spotlighting Women Documentary Awards

The 2013 grantees for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund were announced. The fund gives money to feature length projects that highlight important social issues from around the world.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 18, 2013 11:30 AM
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Ava DuVernay Wins Inaugural Heineken Affinity Award at Tribeca

One of our favorite women directors, Ava DuVernay has had an incredible year. And the accolades for DuVernay's work, keep on rightly coming.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 24, 2013 1:00 PM
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Gucci Tribeca 2012 Documentary Fund Winners Are Full of Women Filmmakers

Marking its fifth year of grants The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Gucci today announced the 2012 recipients of the $150,000 of the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. Included in these grants are the PPR Corporate Foundation for Women’s Dignity & Rights Spotlighting Women Documentary Award.  The films highlight social justice and human rights projects from around the world, and the Women Documentary Award illuminates the courage, compassion, extraordinary strength of character, and contributions of women from around the world.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • June 14, 2012 11:30 AM
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