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Women and Hollywood


Melissa Silverstein 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 also the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Athena Film Festival. The 4th annual festival took place from February 6-9, 2014 at Barnard College in NYC.

Melissa 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.

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Women and Hollywood

Audra McDonald Sets Two Records at the 2014 Tony Awards

Winners also included Rosie O'Donnell, Sophie Okonedo, Lena Hall, and Jessie Mueller.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 9, 2014 11:48 AM
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Oprah Headed for Broadway

Winfrey is in talks to make her Broadway debut in a revival of Marsha Norman's "'night, Mother" opposite theater legend Audra McDonald.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 12, 2014 1:00 PM
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Cross- Post: After Audra McDonald's Historic Tony Award Win, Will Hollywood Finally Fully Embrace Her Talent?

  • By Tambay Obenson
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  • June 12, 2012 11:31 AM
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