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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Women and Hollywood

Trailer Watch: Helen Hunt Discovers Cancer Gene in Decoding Annie Parker

Samantha Morton, Rashida Jones, and Aaron Paul co-star.
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  • April 10, 2014 2:00 PM
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TV: Rashida Jones Leaves Pawnee for Tribeca

After much wooing from Steve Carrell, Jones will headline "Tribeca," the single-camera TBS comedy created by the "Office" star and his wife Nancy Carrell. As "a satirical look at a police procedural," "Tribeca" looks like a significant departure from Jones' usual "nice, pretty girlfriend" image.
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  • January 23, 2014 11:22 AM
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TV: Rashida Jones, Casey Wilson, and June Diane Raphael Sell Pilots to NBC

On the heels of Amy Poehler's Best Actress win for "Parks and Rec" at the Golden Globes comes more Pawnee news. "P&R" co-star Rashida Jones, whose last episode on the show will air in February, has lined up a new sitcom.
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  • January 13, 2014 3:25 PM
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