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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

Orange is the New Black, Scandal, Borgen Among Peabody Winners

Nearly half of the Peabody winners this year are by and/or about women.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 2, 2014 2:30 PM
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  • 1 Comment

Borgen Season Two DVD Now Available Here in the US - Win a Copy

Next week when I head to London one of the things I am going to do is try and find a copy of the 3rd season of Borgen. That's how much I am into this show. I can't wait.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • June 25, 2013 10:00 AM
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  • 5 Comments

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