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 News Roundup for September 13th: Lauren Iungerich's New Comedy, Katherine Heigl as CIA Officer and Tina Gordon Chism to HBO

Here's some of the most notable TV news from the past week including Katherine Heigl's return to television, Tina Gordon Chism developing a comedy series at HBO, Awkward's Lauren Iungerich receiving a put pilot deal for her new comedy at ABC and the second season premiere of Mindy Kaling's The Mindy Project is available to watch on Hulu.
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  • September 13, 2013 2:45 PM
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Tina Gordon Chism and Leila Djansi Directing New Films

Writer/Directors Tina Gordon Chism and Leila Djansi have some new projects that are currently being developed.
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  • April 26, 2013 2:01 PM
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