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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

Fall TV Preview - The Best and Worst So Far

It's September, which means it's time for a new television season. But the plethora of new shows arriving this year can be equal parts gift and curse. Before you start setting your DVRs and planning your premiere parties, here's our comprehensive guide to the best and worst shows for women this fall--as well as five more where the jury's still out.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • September 13, 2013 2:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Second Trailer for August: Osage County

August: Osage County premiered at TIFF garnering a ton of Oscar buzz. The film, based on Tracy Lett's Pulitzer Prize winning play, follows the Weston daughters (Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis and Julianne Nicholson) who return home because of a family crisis.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 12, 2013 11:39 AM
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Krysten Ritter, Margo Martindale and Melanie Lynskey Nab New Pilots

Some of our favorite underappreciated actresses have been cast in pilots for the upcoming Fall TV season. The hilarious Krysten Ritter of the dearly departed Apartment 23 has been cast as the lead in Leslye Headland’s Assistance, a talent combination that is almost too perfect. The terrific Margo Martindale has been cast in a new CBS comedy pilot and Melanie Lynskey has landed a role in the new HBO comedy from the Duplass Brothers.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 28, 2013 11:15 AM
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Sexism Watch: Vanity Fair Believes There are Only Two Female Character Actors

And they need to look like they are ready to murder you.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • February 22, 2012 10:20 AM
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