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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 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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Women and Hollywood

Amanda de Cadenet on Becoming the Newest Women in Late-Night TV and How Chelsea Handler Opened Doors for Her

"Some people would say having a feminist perspective is political, but I don't think it is. I think it's just having a female perspective."
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • July 24, 2014 12:11 PM
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  • 1 Comment

Chelsea Handler to Take Over Netflix with Talk Show, Stand-Up Special, and Four Docu-Comedies

The specials will begin airing this fall and the talk show in 2016.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 19, 2014 3:45 PM
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TV Roundup: Kristen Schaal, Kate Walsh Get New Shows, 'Homeland,' 'Rizzoli & Isles' New Showrunners

The Daily Show's Kristen Schaal and Private Practice's Kate Walsh were among several women to sell network shows this week, while Showtime's Homeland and TNT's Rizzoli & Isles gained new female showrunners for their upcoming seasons. A roundup of what’s happening in TV:
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 22, 2013 10:00 AM
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'Variety' Columnist: Female Comics Shouldn't Tell Dirty Jokes

Sarah Silverman is arguably the most famous female comic working today. But she still gets no respect, at least not from Variety TV columnist Brian Lowry, who wrote an embarrassing "review" of Silverman's latest HBO special, 'We Are Miracles.'
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 21, 2013 3:00 PM
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  • 5 Comments

Link Roundup: TV Edition- November 2012

There has been a ton of women centric TV news, some of which we haven't had the chance to cover. Here's a round up of some recent women in TV news.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • November 21, 2012 10:07 AM
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