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

Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In to Become Movie

Sony to adapt Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In with a script by Nell Scovell.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 28, 2014 10:00 AM
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Cross-Post: Name It, Change It, Flip It, Quip It

In honor of the Women's Media Center Awards this evening (and I want to thank everyone who voted for me in the social media award category- I did not win), Nell Scovell and Gloria Steinem have put together a list of what the world might be like if the media were run by 97% women and 3% men. 
  • By Nell Scovell and Gloria Steinem
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  • November 30, 2011 12:43 PM
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