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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

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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Approaching Peak Vagina: Lena Dunham and Amy Poehler Score Rare Female Double Emmy Writing Nominations

The Emmy nominations were released yesterday.  There is a lot of good news to recognize most especially the fact that two women -- Lean Dunham and Amy Poehler -- were nominated for their comedy writing.  According to Nellie at Deadline having two women nominated for comedy writing is a big and not very frequent deal.  The last time it happened was a decade ago. 
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • July 20, 2012 11:43 AM
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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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Shaking Things Up at The Good Wife

Chck out the new provocative poster. Couldn't be more excited for the new season
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 3, 2011 3:00 AM
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