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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

Trailers for NBC's New Women-Centric Series: Bad Judge, State of Affairs, and The Mysteries of Laura

See trailers for NBC's newest women-centric offerings that star Kate Walsh, Katherine Heigl, and Debra Messing
  • By Laura Berger
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  • May 13, 2014 11:00 AM
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TV: The Women-Created Network Shows in Contention for Fall 2014

About 40% of them (11 of 26) feature women creators, showrunners, and/or executive producers, and four boast series commitments or straight-to-series deals.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 7, 2014 2:27 PM
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Private Practice Takes on Abortion Again

This past week, Private Practice created by Shonda Rhimes stood up again for a woman's right to choose. This episode was written by Jennifer Cecil and Barbie Kligman.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • May 17, 2011 2:52 AM
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