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

Latest Forbes Post: Year End Roundtables and Best of Lists Highlight the Lack of Gender Diversity in Films

The awards season is another time of the year where you can literally feel the gender disparity of behind the scenes personnel in the film business.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 19, 2013 11:15 AM
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Directors Susanne Bier and Clio Barnard Nominated by European Film Awards, British Indie Awards

The European Film Awards and the Moet British Independent Film Awards recognized one female director apiece, Oscar-winning Danish director Susanne Bier's Love is All You Need, earned a nod for Best Comedy. Clio Barnard's The Selfish Giant earned the second-highest number of nominations at BIFA, including Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 11, 2013 12:00 PM
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