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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

Carol Burnett Receives Mark Twain Prize

On Sunday, the iconic Carol Burnett received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, one of the highest honors for a comedian.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 21, 2013 12:30 PM
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Carol Burnett to Receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

On October 20th, Carol Burnett will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, an award given to comedians and satirists who have had an "impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist best known as Mark Twain."
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 9, 2013 1:00 PM
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