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Founder & Editor, Women and Hollywood

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 Melissa Silverstein Biography

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 NYC. The fifth annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015.

Melissa was selected to be a film envoy for the American Film Showcase, the major film diplomacy program of the U.S. 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 over 40 interviews that have appeared on the site.

She has a regular column on Forbes.com, and has written for The Washington Post, NY Times, More Magazine and has been featured on CNN, the BBC as well as in Newsweek, Salon, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, NY Times, and many other publications. She was a contributor to The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thriller of Our Time.

Women and Hollywood was named one of the top 100 websites for women by ForbesWoman in 2013, 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.

Melissa has experience working on social media marketing campaigns and events for a variety of films including: My Week With Marilyn, The Iron Lady, Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words, Bright Star, Revolutionary Road, Bend it Like Beckham, and The Hours. Previous experience includes work on high profile public education campaigns such as Take Our Daughters to Work Day, and she was the founding project director for The White House Project. Prior to that was the Chief of Staff at the Ms. Foundation for Women.

In 2013, she was one of the recipients of the Susan B. Anthony Award from the NYC Chapter of the National Organization for Women. She is a member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and NY Women in Film and TV.

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In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing (Volume 1)

In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing (Volume 1)

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Melissa Silverstein Biography

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 NYC. The fifth annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015.

Melissa was selected to be a film envoy for the American Film Showcase, the major film diplomacy program of the U.S. 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 over 40 interviews that have appeared on the site.

She has a regular column on Forbes.com, and has written for The Washington Post, NY Times, More Magazine and has been featured on CNN, the BBC as well as in Newsweek, Salon, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, NY Times, and many other publications. She was a contributor to The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thriller of Our Time.

Women and Hollywood was named one of the top 100 websites for women by ForbesWoman in 2013, 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.

Melissa has experience working on social media marketing campaigns and events for a variety of films including: My Week With Marilyn, The Iron Lady, Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words, Bright Star, Revolutionary Road, Bend it Like Beckham, and The Hours. Previous experience includes work on high profile public education campaigns such as Take Our Daughters to Work Day, and she was the founding project director for The White House Project. Prior to that was the Chief of Staff at the Ms. Foundation for Women.

In 2013, she was one of the recipients of the Susan B. Anthony Award from the NYC Chapter of the National Organization for Women. She is a member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and NY Women in Film and TV.

Melissa Silverstein Videos

  • Forty Years On: Women's Film Festivals Today on Vimeo
  • Interview with Melissa Silverstein

Melissa Silverstein Books

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  • How to book Melissa Silverstein?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Melissa Silverstein for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Melissa Silverstein, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Melissa Silverstein or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Melissa Silverstein?

    Booking fees for Melissa Silverstein, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Melissa Silverstein, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Melissa Silverstein?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Melissa Silverstein for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Melissa Silverstein for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Melissa Silverstein or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Melissa Silverstein or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Melissa Silverstein is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Melissa Silverstein for your event is available upon request. Melissa Silverstein generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Taylor Swift, Cathy Yan, Kathleen Kennedy, Adrian Anderson and Diane Guerrero. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Melissa Silverstein for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Melissa Silverstein Speaker Videos

  • Forty Years On: Women's Film Festivals Today on Vimeo
    Interview with Melissa Silverstein

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