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

Ellen Page in Talks to Star in Queen and Country

Ellen Page is in talks to star in Queen and Country based on the comic by Greg Rucka.
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  • September 11, 2013 1:15 PM
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Marvel Releases New X-Men Comic Series with All Women Cast

Here's some cool news, Marvel has just released a new X-Men series...with an all female cast led by Storm (played by Halle Berry in the films). The first comic in the new series, X-Men #1, focuses on previous female heroines in the X-Men universe working together to stop evil.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 4, 2013 12:00 PM
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