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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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Reese Witherspoon/Sofia Vergara Unnamed Film Directed by Anne Fletcher Targets Mother's Day 2015 Release

The buddy comedy will focus on an "uptight cop" (Witherspoon) and an endangered "widow of a drug kingpin" (Vergara)
  • By Laura Berger
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  • May 13, 2014 10:00 AM
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Forbes Announces Top Female Earners on Television

Forbes announced their 14th annual Celebrity 100 list which looks at the earnings of American celebrities from June 2012 - June 2013. The list is compiled by analyzing projects and contracts that the celebrity earned during that period.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • September 17, 2013 2:00 PM
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Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara to Star in 'Don't Mess With Texas'

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara are set to star in Don't Mess With Texas. After a bidding war, Universal just made a deal for the script, written by John Quaintance and David Feeney, who were former writers on the dearly departed Ben & Kate.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 10, 2013 1:00 PM
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Sofia Vergara Named Forbes Highest Paid Television Actress

Sofia Vergara is the top earning actress on television.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 19, 2012 4:27 PM
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