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

Trailer Watch: Yelling to the Sky - Written and Directed by Victoria Mahoney

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  • December 17, 2012 10:45 AM
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Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe's new film Yelling to the Sky had its world premiere last month in Berlin. This month it premieres stateside as SXSW. When doing press for the film in Berlin, Sidibe talked about her new film as well as Precious and the need for more diverse stories in Hollywood.
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  • March 10, 2011 2:11 AM
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