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

TV: The Women-Created Network Shows in Contention for Fall 2014

About 40% of them (11 of 26) feature women creators, showrunners, and/or executive producers, and four boast series commitments or straight-to-series deals.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 7, 2014 2:27 PM
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TV Roundup: Kristen Schaal, Kate Walsh Get New Shows, 'Homeland,' 'Rizzoli & Isles' New Showrunners

The Daily Show's Kristen Schaal and Private Practice's Kate Walsh were among several women to sell network shows this week, while Showtime's Homeland and TNT's Rizzoli & Isles gained new female showrunners for their upcoming seasons. A roundup of what’s happening in TV:
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 22, 2013 10:00 AM
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Election Day Video: Kate Walsh on Why She's Voting Obama

Kate Walsh, from Private Practice, tells her story about why she's voting Obama. Make sure you go out and vote today.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 6, 2012 12:01 PM
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Private Practice Takes on Abortion Again

This past week, Private Practice created by Shonda Rhimes stood up again for a woman's right to choose. This episode was written by Jennifer Cecil and Barbie Kligman.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 17, 2011 2:52 AM
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