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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

Sarah Polley, Breaking Bad's Gennifer Hutchison Win Big at WGA Awards

"Stories We Tell" and "Breaking Bad" were feted as the 2014 Writers Guild favorites this weekend.
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  • February 4, 2014 10:00 AM
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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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5 TV Women to be Thankful for This Thanksgivukkah

On TV, women have stepped up as innovative showrunners and sought-after directors and have found increasingly rich parts as actresses. So for Thanksgiving, here are five women in television I’m remarkably glad are making it better for the rest of us:
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • November 27, 2013 2:00 PM
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How Will We Remember 'Breaking Bad's Skyler White?

In the lead-up to the final half-season of Breaking Bad, much of the discussion of the show centered on how creator Vince Gilligan and his writing staff had treated Skyler White, and how audiences had responded to her.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • October 4, 2013 2:00 PM
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