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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

Amy Schumer and the Women of Broad City: Paving the Way for a Female "Golden Age"

Together, they constitute a before-and-after picture of female empowerment: Schumer as a wry thirtysomething chronicler of the last gasps of mainstream sexism, and the "Broad City" broads as twentysomething characters who never really considered it a thing.
  • By Sara Stewart
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  • May 7, 2014 10:44 AM
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Guest Post: Write What You Don't See

I still don't see a TV show that represents the strong female friendships that I have in my life.
  • By Shannon Bowen
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  • April 18, 2014 11:00 AM
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  • 3 Comments

5 Reasons to Watch Broad City

1. It's effing hilarious
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 21, 2014 5:00 PM
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  • 2 Comments

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