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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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5 TV Women to be Thankful for This Thanksgivukkah

On TV, women have stepped up as innovative showrunners and sought-after directors and have found increasingly rich parts as actresses. So for Thanksgiving, here are five women in television I’m remarkably glad are making it better for the rest of us:
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • November 27, 2013 2:00 PM
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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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A Newbie Filmmaker Hits SXSW

I kicked off my SXSW Film adventure by running into my sidekick for the evening, fellow blogger, Dr. Goddess. Our SXSW Interactive panels were neighbors.  I was on a mission to make it to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar for the debut of Matthew A. Cherry’s The Last Fall. Cherry has been incredibly open about the filmmaking process through his production blog and his Kickstarter and IndieGoGo campaigns. It was nice to be able to be there the night the film premiered.
  • By Gina McCauley
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  • March 10, 2012 7:12 PM
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