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, Breaking Bad's Gennifer Hutchison Win Big at WGA Awards

"Stories We Tell" and "Breaking Bad" were feted as the 2014 Writers Guild favorites this weekend.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 4, 2014 10:00 AM
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WGA Nominates Women Screenwriters for Dallas Buyers Club, Before Midnight

The Writers Guild of America announced their 2014 award nominees today. Only two female screenwriters -- "Dallas Buyers Club" co-writer Melisa Wallack and "Before Midnight" co-writer/star Julie Delpy -- were honored.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 3, 2014 4:18 PM
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Best Women Directed Documentaries of 2013

This year saw the release of many wonderful docs, but five stood out to us as deserving of extra praise.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Inkoo Kang
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  • December 16, 2013 3:33 PM
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