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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

Geena Davis Checks Into Grey's Anatomy

Davis will play a surgeon in a "major" arc.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • August 11, 2014 11:15 AM
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  • 1 Comment

Clear Your Thursday Nights for Shonda Rhimes

Those who grew up on ABC's TGIF lineup now have Shonda Rhimes' Thank God It's Thursday (#TGIT) to look forward to.
  • By Melissa Silverstein and Inkoo Kang
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  • August 1, 2014 12:00 PM
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Shonda Rhimes' Dartmouth Commencement Speech: "Dreamers Often End Up Living in the Basements of Relatives"

The "Scandal" showrunner drops some truth bombs.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 10, 2014 12:00 PM
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  • 2 Comments

Quote of the Day: Shonda Rhimes

Today in "duh tinged with schadenfreude," Shonda Rhimes reveals that gray-haired male ABC execs have no idea what women are like or what they want to watch.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 12, 2013 3:00 PM
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Happy 200th Episode Grey's Anatomy

Tonight, Shonda Rhimes' Grey's Anatomy will air it's 200th episode. It's truly a groundbreaking achievement. Not many shows make it to 100 episodes, let alone 200.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 10, 2013 4:00 PM
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Shonda Rhimes to Write Film Script About Female War Correspondents

Shonda Rhimes is returning to movies. She began her career writing Crossroads and Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement before changing our television screens with hit shows Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • July 31, 2013 1:00 PM
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