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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

Update: Tina Fey Not Producing Hocus Pocus Sequel, But Developing Another Witch Project

Fey is rumored to star in the "Untitled Witch Project," too.
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  • July 2, 2014 3:52 PM
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's The Nest Gets 2015 Release Date

They'll face off against "Star Wars" in December 2015.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 23, 2014 12:00 PM
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Play Sisters in New Film

Fey and Poehler return home for one last crazy weekend before their parents sell their house.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 9, 2014 11:00 AM
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Tina Fey to Produce and Star in Black Comedy About War

Tina Fey's not playing it safe.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 21, 2014 11:00 AM
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TV: Margaret Cho Joins Tina Fey's Women's College Comedy

Will the combined forces of Fey and Cho make "Cabot College" the most feminist show this fall?
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 28, 2014 3:31 PM
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Why Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Should Host the Golden Globes Forever

Poehler and Fey used their moment in the spotlight to remind us and their industry colleagues that even though there were a lot of women in the room, there are still monumental inequities in the way women are treated in Hollywood.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • January 13, 2014 11:27 AM
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TV: The Women-Created Network Shows in Contention for Fall 2014

About 40% of them (11 of 26) feature women creators, showrunners, and/or executive producers, and four boast series commitments or straight-to-series deals.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 7, 2014 2:27 PM
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TV Superlatives of 2013

2013 was just chock-full of ridiculously terrific television, much of it by and about women.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • December 20, 2013 11:00 AM
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Golden Globe Noms Reflect the Status Quo of Hollywood Sexism

The 2014 Golden Globe Awards have us excited about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's return to hosting duties and... that's about it. With no women directors of live-action films or female screenwriters among the film nominees, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association inadvertently exposed the Grand Canyon-esque gender gaps in the movie industry.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 12, 2013 11:00 AM
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Women-Centric TV Shows Dominate WGAs

If the so-called Golden Age of Television -- a cultural epoch that deconstructed masculinity while reveling in violence and guilt -- is now over, we appear to be living in a second Golden Age -- one for women on TV.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • December 10, 2013 11:19 AM
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