Women and Hollywood was founded by Melissa Silverstein in 2007. The site has become one of the most respected sites for issues related to women and film as well as other areas of pop culture.
Since its inception, Women and Hollywood has been working to raise awareness about films, TV shows, theatre and other entertainment that highlight women and our contribution to the culture.
In early 2013, Women and Hollywood will be publishing its first e-book, In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing, which is a compilation of over 40 interviews that have appeared on the site.
Melissa Silverstein and Women and Hollywood has been featured on CNN, the BBC as well as in Newsweek, Salon, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, NY Times, and many other publications.
Women and Hollywood was named one of the top 100 websites for women by ForbesWoman in 2012 and 2011. In 2011, Melissa was named one of the Top 100 Arts tweeters by the Times of London and in 2010, she was named one of 10 film critics to follow on twitter by Flavorwire. In 2008, Women and Hollywood was named by More Magazine as one of the “blogs to watch,” and in 2009, it was named “Best Hollywood blog” by totalfilm.com.