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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

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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Quote of the Day: Viola Davis on Her Move to the Small Screen

"How to Get Away With Murder" will give Davis to finally take center stage.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 16, 2014 1:30 PM
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Why Shonda Rhimes' Upcoming Fall Drama Is Already a Hit

While Rhimes doesn't attempt to cater specifically to women, or to people of color, her approach and her shows open doors for both.
  • By Prachi Gupta
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  • May 22, 2014 11:00 AM
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Trailer Watch: Shonda Rhimes' How To Get Away With Murder

ABC's "How To Get Away With Murder" will air on Thursdays at 10 pm.
  • By Laura Berger
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  • May 14, 2014 12:00 PM
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  • 1 Comment

Viola Davis to Star in Shonda Rhimes' Next Show

The return of "Scandal" tomorrow night isn't the only good news coming out of Shondaland.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 26, 2014 12:21 PM
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