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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

Trailer Watch: It's All About Carrie in Season Four

A post-Brody "Homeland" lands Carrie in Pakistan.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 21, 2014 3:11 PM
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Claire Danes, Iman, Idina Menzel Among Variety's Power of Women

Nancy Dubuc, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Susan Sarandon will also be honored for their humanitarian efforts.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 2, 2014 1:15 PM
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Women-Centric TV Shows Dominate WGAs

If the so-called Golden Age of Television -- a cultural epoch that deconstructed masculinity while reveling in violence and guilt -- is now over, we appear to be living in a second Golden Age -- one for women on TV.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 10, 2013 11:19 AM
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The Big O: Oscar Could be Swayed by Leto's Feminine Mystique

The voters have also come a long way since handing the 2005 best-picture Oscar to Crash instead of the gay-themed Brokeback Mountain. Since then, there has been at least one actor nominated for playing a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender character each year save for 2007.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • November 1, 2013 10:49 AM
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TV Trailer Watch: Homeland Season 3

The official trailer for season 3 of Homeland has been released just in time for the season premiere.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 27, 2013 1:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Homeland - Season 3

Check out Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in the trailer for the upcoming 3rd season of Homeland.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 13, 2013 10:00 AM
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Claire Danes Almost Quit Acting Due to Lack of Good Female Roles

In the August issue of Vogue, Claire Danes talks at length about her family, playing Carrie Mathison on Homeland and her preparation for that role.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 16, 2013 3:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: As Cool As I Am - Starring Claire Danes and Sarah Bolger

  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • May 23, 2013 3:30 PM
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TV Critics Organizations Roll Out Their Nominees

The Critics Choice Television Awards and the Televisions Critics Association have both released their list of nominees.  It is clear that the critics in both organizations love Downtown Abbey, Homeland, Breaking Bad, New Girl and Girls.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • June 7, 2012 10:46 AM
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