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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

Trailers for NBC's New Women-Centric Series: Bad Judge, State of Affairs, and The Mysteries of Laura

See trailers for NBC's newest women-centric offerings that star Kate Walsh, Katherine Heigl, and Debra Messing
  • By Laura Berger
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  • May 13, 2014 11:00 AM
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TV: Shonda Rhimes Books Third ABC Show Starring Viola Davis

Shonda Rhimes continues her domination of our lives and we love it.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 9, 2014 1:10 PM
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Debra Messing Making Broadway Debut in Outside Mullingar

Early next year, Debra Messing will make her Broadway debut in Outside Mullingar. Messing will co-star with Brian F. O'Byrne in the production.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 23, 2013 10:00 AM
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Women Written Pilots Roundup

As pilot season continues to pick up, we wanted to bring to your attention a couple of more women-written and women centric pilots that are getting some excellent talent attached to them.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • March 27, 2013 12:30 PM
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A Pick Me Up for A Cloudy Day: Bernadette Peters Sings Mama Rose on Smash

  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 15, 2012 2:20 PM
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A "Smash"ing Premiere

While I might write about Hollywood I live in NY.  I really don't get to see the everyday machinations of the business.  I like it that way.  It keeps it more mysterious.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 31, 2012 12:30 PM
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Trailer Watch: Katharine McPhee in Smash

Katharine McPhee gets the star treatment in this video from Smash (which is created by Theresa Rebeck.)  Show will premiere on February 6.  Check out all the other great stars in it.  Debra Messing.  Anjelica Huston.  And did you notice a famous comedian in there?
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • November 28, 2011 4:17 PM
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