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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TV: Rashida Jones, Casey Wilson, and June Diane Raphael Sell Pilots to NBC

On the heels of Amy Poehler's Best Actress win for "Parks and Rec" at the Golden Globes comes more Pawnee news. "P&R" co-star Rashida Jones, whose last episode on the show will air in February, has lined up a new sitcom.
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  • January 13, 2014 3:25 PM
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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.
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  • October 7, 2013 10:00 AM
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TV News Roundup for September 13th: Lauren Iungerich's New Comedy, Katherine Heigl as CIA Officer and Tina Gordon Chism to HBO

Here's some of the most notable TV news from the past week including Katherine Heigl's return to television, Tina Gordon Chism developing a comedy series at HBO, Awkward's Lauren Iungerich receiving a put pilot deal for her new comedy at ABC and the second season premiere of Mindy Kaling's The Mindy Project is available to watch on Hulu.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 13, 2013 2:45 PM
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Trailer Watch: Ass Backwards - Written by and Starring Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael

Ass Backwards, written by and starring Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael, premiered earlier this year at Sundance.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 9, 2013 11:29 AM
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