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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

Being Miranda Hobbes: Why Women Really Love Sex And The City

In her fantastic reclamation of the much-maligned HBO sitcom Sex and the City as part of television's golden age, New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum argues this week that Carrie Bradshaw deserves more credit than she's previously been granted for being a pioneering member of what’s the now male-dominated fraternity of anti-heroes.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • July 23, 2013 2:00 PM
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Annie Baker Wins Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Annie Baker has won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play, The Flick, an exploration of love, friendships and work.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • March 20, 2013 12:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Season 2 Preview of The Big C

Show stars Laura Linney and some guests stars this year include Cynthia Nixon, Parker Posey and Gabourey Sidibe. The Big C was created by Darlene Hunt and the showrunner is the amazing Jenny Bicks. Season premieres, Monday June 27 at 10:30pm on Showtime.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • June 22, 2011 1:33 AM
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