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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

Orange is the New Black Leads Emmy Comedy Nods

And Laverne Cox becomes the first trans actress to be nominated for TV's highest honor.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 10, 2014 12:08 PM
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  • 1 Comment

Watch: Laverne Cox Talks About the "Transgender Tipping Point"

Cox also shares how her "Orange is the New Black," Sophia Burset, has changed lives.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 13, 2014 2:30 PM
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