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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

How The Mary Tyler Moore Show Got Women's Stories Just Right

"They hired women. It's a real testament to gender diversity, because they ended up being able to get the input of female writers. It made a huge ripple-effect difference in the industry in ways we probably can't even begin to measure."
  • By Holly Rosen Fink
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  • February 14, 2014 1:10 PM
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