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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

Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne Honored by Women in Film

Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne, Eva Longoria, and ´╗┐Frozen ´╗┐director Jennifer Lee are the five honorees of WIF's Crystal + Lucy Awards.
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  • April 2, 2014 10:33 AM
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TV Pilot News Roundup for October 7

Here's some exciting women written and produced TV pilot news that's happened in the last couple weeks.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 7, 2013 10:00 AM
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Women Director News Roundup: Nancy Savoca, Christine Jeffs and Sarah Siegal-Magness

Some new feature projects have recently been announced coming from Nancy Savoca, Christine Jeffs and the directorial debut of Precious producer Sarah Siegal-Magness.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 8, 2012 11:14 AM
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Political Video of the Day: Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria Are Voting Obama

In a video for MoveOn.org, actresses Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria give women some of the reasons why they should go vote for Obama in the upcoming election.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 1, 2012 11:30 AM
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Sofia Vergara Named Forbes Highest Paid Television Actress

Sofia Vergara is the top earning actress on television.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 19, 2012 4:27 PM
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Marc Cherry Developing TV Show about Four Latina Maids

I'm not so sure about this one.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 28, 2012 11:00 AM
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