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

Women's Films Opening - May 18, 2012

Recommendations for the week:
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  • May 18, 2012 1:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: What to Expect When You Are Expecting - The Dude Version

This version is the studio trying to get some dudes to come and see this movie. Best line- it's a dude club - like fight club but with babies.
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  • March 8, 2012 11:15 AM
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Trailer Watch: What To Expect When You Are Expecting - Written by Shauna Cross and Heather Hach

Can one hope that this movie won't suck if Shauna Cross the writer of Whip-It has written it? I will hope...
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • December 13, 2011 9:56 AM
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