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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

Joy Behar Has Last Day on The View

Friday was Joy Behar's last day on The View and she was sent out with a bevy of celebrity friends. Behar's 16 years on the show were celebrated by her The View castmates as well as Joan Rivers, Regis Philbin and Meredith Vieira.
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  • August 12, 2013 12:30 PM
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Watch This: Barbara Walters Officially Announces Retirement

As we previously reported, the rumors swirling about Barbara Walters' retirement in 2014 were growing. Finally, the journalism legend confirmed and announced her retirement on The View yesterday.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • May 14, 2013 3:00 PM
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Thank you Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters may be leaving our television screens next year. The legendary television personality is reportedly retiring in 2014, and leaving her co-created show, The View after co-hosting it for 17 seasons.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 1, 2013 2:00 PM
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