Big News for Women and Hollywood – New Home at indieWIRE

by Melissa Silverstein on January 19, 2011

in News

Dear Friends and readers-

I have some very exciting news about this site.  As of Jan. 19,  we are moving over to IndieWIRE. Yes, you read that right, this blog is going BIG TIME.  They are several exciting things about the move including the fact that IndieWIRE has an ad team selling ads for the whole network, but more importantly, it is an acknowledgment that the issues we all care about will have a bigger platform.

I’ve accomplished great things on my site as a lone blogger in the wilderness.  Things I never dreamed were possible.  The traffic and reach grow each week, but the reality is, that it is time to take it up a notch and that’s what the exposure on IndieWIRE will do.

I want to thank the people at IndieWIRE, especially my new colleague Anne Thompson who has been a big supporter, for welcoming me into the fold.  I look forward to working with her and also new editor-in-chief Dana Harris, as well as the rest of the team.

Rest assured my fierce feminist friends that this blog and its mission remain intact.  I can write what I want.  This is not me selling out to “the man or the woman.”  Everything will be as is except for the fact that we have a new address:

http://blogs.indiewire.com/womenandhollywood/

Moving over to IndieWIRE is a big deal to me and I hope is a big deal to you.  So please make sure to bookmark the site and update your feed if you use that.

Lastly, it might take a couple of days to get fully up to speed on the new technology so please bear with me (since I am also producing a film festival in the next three weeks.)

Thank you so much for all your support.

See you over on IndieWIRE.

Melissa

FYI: If you need the archives you need to keep this site bookmarked too.  The old site will remain live and accessible.

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Sealz January 19, 2011 at 7:45 AM

I’m happy for you but the site you’re moving to doesn’t do full feed RSS, and I will not stay subscribed to a truncated feed. I’ve really enjoyed reading you and keeping up with new movies that have women involved with them.

Ruth January 19, 2011 at 9:01 AM

Onwards and upwards – well done you! and thanks for creating one of my ‘go to’ ladylike film sites.

Dana January 19, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Wonderful news! You’ve done a fantastic job and have been of great service to the film community.

Jihad Punk XXX January 19, 2011 at 10:35 AM

CONGRATS, MELISSA!! 2011 is off to a great start for you ^_^

DestryRidesAgain January 19, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Congratulations! Can’t wait to see what you do with your new platform!

Opinioness of the World January 19, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Congrats, Melissa!! That is SO exciting and well deserved! Thrilled to see one of my fave feminist bloggers hit the big time!

Elayne Riggs January 19, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Congratulations, Melissa! Could you get them to do something about their RSS feed? Everything comes through in one messy paragraph, not like your writing with structure and paragraph breaks and whatnot. Thanks!

Makenzie Caine January 19, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Congrats! You’ve been an inspiration and it’s exciting to have an even bigger platform and potential audience for these issues. You’re amazing – way to go!

Thomai January 19, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Woohoooooo!!! Happy Dance!!!

I’m so glad to read this great new info. One small step for Melissa, one giant step for women of film kind!

Bravo !

Dana Kaminski January 19, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Congratulations. Looking forward to reading your stuff over there, instead! (I already read and subscribe there, too.)

Melanie Gow January 20, 2011 at 2:34 AM

Melissa, it is great to see someone who has done and is doing a great job, be able to make even more happen.

You go girlfriend, I wish you well.

Melanie

Robert January 20, 2011 at 3:37 AM

I think the better be the head of the mouse than the tail of an elephant,but still congratulations!

BellaVidaLetty January 20, 2011 at 9:41 AM

Congratulations! I’ve been following this blog for some time now and really enjoy what you’re doing.

Wishing you continued success.

Melissa Silverstein January 20, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Hopefully it will be fixed. give it a couple of days and let me know if there is a problem.

Melissa Silverstein January 20, 2011 at 1:50 PM

I’m sorry that you won’t read the feed but this is the way that IndieWIRE works and as they say- that’s how they pay the bills. I hope you will continue to support the site. Being a part of IndieWIRE will actually enable me to get paid for the work I do. But I need people like you to continue to read the site. Thanks

lizriz January 20, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Congratulations!!!

Skye January 20, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Congrats Melissa!

Becky January 20, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Congrats & good luck!

glimmer January 20, 2011 at 10:51 PM

wow melissa,we can say we knew you back then… :)

Sealz January 21, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Honestly? Every truncated feed I’ve ever subscribed to languishes anyway in my Google Reader, because I rarely click out. For a while I’d star each article to read later….and then never get to it. I have so much already to read, it just makes sense to keep it well organized.

I get that you need to be paid, so good luck over there.

Julie Kerr January 21, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Yay! Yes, don’t lose your edge when you go to IndieWire!

Leila January 22, 2011 at 3:39 AM

Good luck in your new job! We will compare this blog, and indieWIRE)

Megan Smith January 23, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Melissa Congratulations!

I’m so glad your insights on women and hollywood will get an even wider readership.

All the best,

Megan

Wentylator October 11, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Wonderful news! I’ve really enjoyed reading you and keeping up with new movies that have women involved with them.

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Maureen December 8, 2011 at 2:02 AM

Great news for Women & Hollywood, and Indiewire!
Glad to know your words will have greater exposure.

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tổ chức sự kiện December 20, 2011 at 4:05 AM

Honestly? Every truncated feed I’ve ever subscribed to languishes anyway in my Google Reader, because I rarely click out. For a while I’d star each article to read later….and then never get to it. I have so much already to read, it just makes sense to keep it well organized.

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