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Melissa Silverstein

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Episode 78: Melissa Silverstein in conversation with Liz Meriwether (“The Dropout”)

OnWriting: A Podcast of the WGA East

Geri hands it over to guest host Melissa Silverstein, the founder and publisher of Women in Hollywood, for a conversation with THE DROPOUT creator and showrunner Liz Meriwether. Liz Meriwether is a writer, showrunner, and producer known for her work as the creator and showrunner of the hit comedy series NEW GIRL and the sitcom BLESS THIS MESS, as well as for writing the screenplay for the 2011 romcom NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Guest moderator Melissa Silverstein is the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood, an initiative and website that educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity and inclusion in Hollywood and the global film industry. THE DROPOUT is a Hulu limited series based on the ABC podcast of the same name. The series follows the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos. The series premiered in March 2022 and is available to stream on Hulu. --- Before it was a podcast, OnWriting was a print publication. Check out OnWriting: The Print Archives. Read shownotes, transcripts, and other member interviews: www.onwriting.org/ Follow the Guild on social media: Twitter: @OnWritingWGAE | @WGAEast Facebook: /WGAEast Instagram: @WGAEast

45mins

29 Apr 2022

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Melissa Silverstein - Founder Women And Hollywood

Give Her a Microphone

Melissa Silverstein is an agitator - she believes in good trouble as she advocates for women as the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood. This extraordinary organization educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity and inclusion in Hollywood, and the global film industry.  Melissa is also the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College which showcases films about extraordinary female leaders. With no shortage of energy and recognizing her role as a "creative doula", Melissa recently launched the Girls Club - a community for women creatives, culture-changers and storytellers to connect, create, network, advocate, support and redefine 21st century entertainment. Melissa recently published "In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing," to glowing reviews on Amazon. Her work has been featured on CNN, BBC as well as in Newsweek, Salon, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, NY Times, and many other publications. This interview will set your hair on fire in the best possible way! #Hollywood #WomenAndHollywood #FemaleDirectors #Filmmakers #Screenwriters #FemaleProducers

52mins

21 Oct 2021

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#28 Melissa Silverstein: Starting A Film Career (recovered)

Wanna Be

Today I’m back with Melissa Silverstein; if you didn’t catch her on Monday's episode talking about imposter syndrome, it’s a must-listen.Melissa is the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood. She is the Artistic Director and co-­founder of the Athena Film Festival — A Celebration of Women and Leadership ­­at Barnard College in NYC on February 22-25thMelissa 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 published “In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing,” which is a compilation of over 40 interviews from The Women and Hollywood site.She has written for The Guardian, The Washington Post, NY Times, and many other publications.In today’s episode we talk about breaking big news items, she recently broke the news about Michelle Williams being paid less than Mark Wahlberg for blogging, and how Women and Hollywood got started, we talk about the problems surrounding monetisation when you have a blogging platform. We also cover Melissa’s pivot and why she went on to create the Athena Film festival at Barnard College.This month I’m talking to 3 incredible women in Hollywood. Melissa Silverstein the co-founder of the Athena Film Festival, BAFTA Award-winning Director Amma Asante and April Reign who is the creator of the infamous #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. I can’t wait for you to hear all of the wisdom these women have to offer.To find out more about Melissa, you can follow her on Twitter @Melsil. You 100% need to visit womenandhollywood.com to find more women who are creating, advocating and championing women in the film industry.Let me know what you have learned by leaving a review on iTunes via your Mac computer or on the iTunes Podcast app on your phone.You can follow me @ImiMorgan on Twitter and Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

16mins

27 Jan 2021

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Mill Valley Film Festival Interviews w/Emily Best & Melissa Silverstein

Bitch Talk

Erin sat down with couple of women from the #mindthrgapsummit at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Check out her chats with Emily Best,  Founder and CEO of Seed & Spark and the creator of Women and Hollywood, Melissa Silverstein. Visit our website! www.bitchtalkpodcast.com Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Listen in every Monday from 5:30 - 6 AM on BFF.FM POWERED BY 

27mins

11 Oct 2019

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21. Melissa Silverstein: Women and Hollywood (Part 2 of 2)

Future of Film Podcast with Alex Stolz

Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) is the irrepressible and inspirational change-maker and founder of Women and Hollywood; the initiative that educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity and inclusion in the global film industry. Towards the end of a seismic year in the battle for equality, Melissa shares her uncompromising take on the fight, the industry and what still needs to be done to make change happen. In a wide ranging interview, Melissa also talks about audiences, distribution, the Athena Festival (which she also runs) and shares her inspiring advice for emerging storytellers. Part Two of Two.Discover more about this and other podcasts at www.futureoffilm.live

25mins

28 Nov 2018

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20. melissa Silverstein: Women and Hollywood (Part 1 of 2)

Future of Film Podcast with Alex Stolz

Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) is the irrepressible and inspirational change-maker and founder of Women and Hollywood; the initiative that educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity and inclusion in the global film industry. Towards the end of a seismic year in the battle for equality, Melissa shares her uncompromising take on the fight, the industry and what still needs to be done to make change happen. In a wide ranging interview, Melissa also talks about audiences, distribution, the Athena Festival (which she also runs) and shares her inspiring advice for emerging storytellers. Part One of Two.Discover more about this and other podcasts at www.futureoffilm.live

24mins

28 Nov 2018

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Episode 46: Melissa Silverstein & Matt Zoller Seitz

Pop Culture Confidential

On this weeks episode we dive into some of the most talked about, and difficult, topics in pop culture today. Melissa Silverstein, founder and editor of Women and Hollywood, discusses the much too slow progress for women in Hollywood and the backlash towards the upcoming female driven Ghostbusters reboot. And we speak to critic Matt Zoller Settz on how he approaches Woody Allen’s films today, post allegations.We have seen some serious ticket sales for female driven blockbusters such as Twilight and The Hunger Games. So the backlash towards women busting ghosts has been surprising, and the hatred expressed on social media shocking. We ask Silverstein – has the landscape in Hollywood actually changed for women? As of late, there have been some touchy topics, hard conversations and sadness in the pop culture community. It has become difficult as an audience member, as a fan, to come to terms with a filmmaker, artist or public figure accused of a horrific act. From Woody Allen to Johnny Depp, there are many examples of this occurring.One of the reasons we wanted to speak to Matt Zoller Seitz was his very honest article titled “I believe Dylan Farrow” which explained the complexity of being a film critic and separating the art from the artist once allegations have been made or confirmed. We explore all of these topics and much more in this very important episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39mins

20 Aug 2016

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Melissa Silverstein: Women and Hollywood, EP.61

T&A Talk Sex

Melissa Silverstein (@melsil), writer, activist, and leading expert in gender parity in Hollywood (founder of www.womenandfilm.com and the Athena Film Festival talks with us about the facts of gender inequality in entertainment and how the disparity impacts our lives more than we think! After, T&A chat with eachother about how we, as women, grapple with erasing a history of silencing women in the public sphere. Show NotesAre people aware that there is a lack of opportunity for women in film? (03:00)How many women are really working on the Top 250 grossing films? (03.25)Are the stats any different for TV?  (03:55)84% of first-time TV directors are men and that affects a woman’s future in film?  (04:35)Women don’t get the opportunities to direct $100m movies (06:32)We all live in a world where an unconscious bias affects us  (08.28)There is an assumption that animated movies and action movies such as Superman are geared towards males and therefore even the characters and extras are overwhelmingly male (09:00)When women fail at something, they just fail out of the industry. When men fail, they get another chance  (11:18)People are hungry and desperate to see things that reflect themselves (13:25)Women are kept out of high-budgets because their competence is not trusted (14:15)Relevant Links & FULL Show Notes HERE: http://www.tatalksex.com/melissa-silverstein-women-in-hollywood-gender-parity-ep-61/

37mins

1 Oct 2015