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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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Women and Hollywood

Dear Will Ferrell: Depicting Sexism Isn't Enough

Watching men being called out on their sexism has its own small satisfactions, but I'd rather watch fully developed female protagonists.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 4, 2014 1:59 PM
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  • 3 Comments

Gary Sanchez Producer Jessica Elbaum Launches New Label for Women's Comedies

Gloria Sanchez Productions will invest in female-driven films and TV shows.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 13, 2014 12:00 PM
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  • 0 Comments

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