Melissa Silverstein


Melissa Silverstein is a writer and speaker with an extensive expertise in the area of women and Hollywood. She 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 the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Athena Film Festival -- A Celebration of Women and Leadership  at Barnard College in New York City. The fifth annual festival will take place February 5-8, 2015.

She is the Entertainment Correspondent for WMC Live With Robin Morgan and was selected to be a film envoy for the American Film Showcase, the major film diplomacy program of the US Department of State. And she recently published the first book from Women and Hollywood, In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing, which is a compilation of more than 40 interviews that have appeared on the site. Twitter: @melsil

Melissa Silverstein is a WMC SheSource expert on Pop Culture and Gender Stereotypes in the Arts and Pop Culture.