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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

Shonda Rhimes "Honored" and "Pissed Off" at DGA Awards

Rhimes "felt honored" receiving the Diversity Award, but "I was also a little pissed off." "There shouldn't need to be an award. Its very shocking to us that there is much of this lack of diversity in Hollywood in 2014."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 27, 2014 12:30 PM
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  • 4 Comments

Women Directors Nominated in Nearly Every Narrative Category at DGA-TV Awards

Women directors are represented in every category for fiction shows.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 13, 2014 10:00 AM
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  • 1 Comment

Beth McCarthy-Miller to Direct Mean Moms

New Line has just hired Beth McCarthy-Miller to direct the comedy, Mean Moms. Don't worry, it's not a sequel to 2004's Mean Girls but both films are based on books by Rosalind Wiseman.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 28, 2013 11:15 AM
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