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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: Series Pick-Ups for Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, Octavia Spencer, Gabourey Sidibe

Also Taraji P. Henson, Tasha Smith, Casey Wilson, and Anna Friel.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • May 7, 2014 4:00 PM
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TV: Alfre Woodard to Play First Black Female POTUS on NBC's State of Affairs

Another glass ceiling demolished -- if the series is picked up.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 24, 2014 12:00 PM
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How the Demise of the Romantic Comedy Will Affect Women

Some reasons behind the death of a genre.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • February 28, 2014 11:15 AM
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TV: More Female Politicos to Run the Small Screen

Call it the "´╗┐Scandal" ´╗┐effect.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 28, 2014 11:56 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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