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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 5th annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015 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

Cicely Tyson on Her Career, New Broadway Role and Making a Difference

The great Cicely Tyson was recently profiled on CBS News for her new role on Broadway. Tyson, an award-winning actress, hasn't been on the Broadway stage in 30 years. She's starring in a revival of the 1953 drama The Trip to Bountiful, staged for the first time with a black cast. Tyson plays Mother Watts, an aging woman who wants to leave Houston to return back to her childhood home, Bountiful.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • April 16, 2013 1:00 PM
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The Help Wins Big at the SAG Awards

Check out this image of the cast of the Help winning best ensemble at the SAG Awards last night. I'm pretty sure we won't see that many women on a stage again at the same time winning an award (at least not this Oscar season.) Just take it in because it is beautiful.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 30, 2012 10:30 AM
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