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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 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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Happy 10th Anniversary of Wicked

Today celebrates the 10th anniversary of the now classic musical, Wicked. Based on Gregory Maguire's novel, the success of the musical developed by Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz was unknown to all involved.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 30, 2013 4:23 PM
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Kristin Chenoweth Gives it to Anthony Weiner

This is what we have to deal with for the next month here in NYC.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 1, 2013 10:00 AM
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Guest Post: Bitch? Please.

I couldn’t sleep the other night so I decided to get into the new ABC series Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (It had been pre-released online in advance on its April 11th network premiere). When that was over, I started on the new Texas housewife comedy GCB. By the time I’d gotten through both series’ pilots, I still couldn’t nod off, only now I was up because I was good and mad.
  • By Emilie Spiegel
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  • March 29, 2012 10:45 AM
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