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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

Cartoon: The Trouble With Wonder Woman

Some theories on why Diana Prince can't get her own movie.
  • By Julia Lepetit and Andrew Bridgman
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  • May 6, 2014 12:00 PM
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  • 1 Comment

Wonder Woman Casting Suggests Hollywood's Never Giving Diana Prince Her Own Movie

I don't want to see a Wonder Woman movie, but I desperately want one to exist.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 5, 2013 2:30 PM
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  • 9 Comments

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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  • 2 Comments

Summer's Final Thoughts: Wonder Woman, Strong Women, Indie Women and All the Women in Between

This summer will be remembered for, among other things, the fact that male superheroes and male non superheroes were practically all the we saw onscreen.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 23, 2013 2:30 PM
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  • 6 Comments

Guest Post: Here Comes Superman...Again

This weekend marked the release of Man of Steel, the sixth Superman movie to be released since Christopher Reeve donned that iconic costume in 1978. You read that right -- SIX Superman films have managed to make it to the big screen, while Wonder Woman is still without a film of her own. What is perhaps even more infuriating is the fact that Man of Steel comes a mere seven years after the box office disappointment that was Superman Returns in 2006. It would appear that Superman is worth a cinematic second chance, while Wonder Woman is repeatedly denied any chance at all.
  • By Jacki Zehner
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  • June 17, 2013 12:00 PM
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  • 7 Comments

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