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

TV Pilot News Roundup for October 7

Here's some exciting women written and produced TV pilot news that's happened in the last couple weeks.
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  • October 7, 2013 10:00 AM
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The Top 50 TV Showrunners: The Women

The Hollywood Reporter has compiled a list of the top 50 showrunners in comedy and drama.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • October 13, 2011 2:36 AM
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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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