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: Octavia Spencer, JoAnna Garcia Swisher to Headline New Shows

Spencer will star in Fox's "Red Band Society" as a tough-loving nurse, while Swisher will lead the cast of ABC's "Astronaut Wives Club" playing a Midwestern media darling.
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  • February 18, 2014 10:00 AM
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TV Roundup: Kristen Schaal, Kate Walsh Get New Shows, 'Homeland,' 'Rizzoli & Isles' New Showrunners

The Daily Show's Kristen Schaal and Private Practice's Kate Walsh were among several women to sell network shows this week, while Showtime's Homeland and TNT's Rizzoli & Isles gained new female showrunners for their upcoming seasons. A roundup of what’s happening in TV:
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 22, 2013 10:00 AM
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Viola Davis Goes Big Time

Viola Davis fresh off her great and potential Oscar nominated performance in The Help is taking her "klout" score to the bank as she should. She's started a production company and is getting into bed with HBO which seems to be a right of passage nowadays.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • August 17, 2011 5:00 AM
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