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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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TV: Trailer Watch: Orange is the New Black Season 2

The suits at Netflix have gotten the memo: this isn't just Piper's show.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 17, 2014 1:00 PM
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  • 1 Comment

Taylor Schilling and Wiebke von Carolsfeld on Selling Stories About Women

"I want to make movies essentially for myself, and that's partly because I feel there are not enough movies out there for me.""
  • By Kristal Cooper
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  • March 20, 2014 1:00 PM
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Alysia Reiner Talks About Being a Part of Orange is the New Black

In Orange is the New Black - the new Netflix sensation that takes place in a women’s prison, Alysia Reiner's character is incredibly callous. She plays Natalie "FIG" Figueroa, the tough assistant warden of the prison, who keeps a tight rein on everything that goes inside the prison.
  • By Holly Rosen Fink
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  • July 29, 2013 10:42 AM
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Trailer Watch: Netflix's Orange is the New Black - Created by Jenji Kohan

Netflix is continuing to add to their growing original programming with Orange is the New Black created by Jenji Kohan (Weeds) and based on Piper Kerman's memoir. It's their first female led show.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 7, 2013 12:30 PM
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