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

Sarah Polley, Lucy Walker, Barbara Kopple Win at Cinema Eye Awards

Polley won the Best Director prize for "Stories We Tell," while Walker took the inaugural Best TV Documentary award for "The Crash Reel."
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  • January 10, 2014 10:00 AM
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Infographic: Women and Hollywood - Better Luck Next Year...Or Next Decade

Check out this original Women and Hollywood infographic to see how frustratingly little has changed in the film and TV industries for female creative talent.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 16, 2013 10:36 AM
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Crosspost: Heroines of Cinema: An A to Z of Women in Film in 2013

A mere sample of the films worth seeing, the talents worth tracking, the prejudices worth fighting, and the debates worth having if you care about women and their role in this simultaneously depressing and inspiring industry.
  • By Matthew Hammett Knott
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  • December 13, 2013 3:05 PM
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Where are the Women Recipients of the American Society of Cinematography Outstanding Achievement Awards?

The American Society of Cinematographers announced the recipients of their 27th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards. The awards will take place on February 10.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 7, 2012 11:00 AM
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