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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

NAACP Awards: Black Women Creators Thrive in TV

Shonda Rhimes' "Scandal" took home Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, while black women helmers took home the two main TV directing prizes (Milicent Shelton for "The Hustle" and Regina King for "Southland").
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 24, 2014 12:26 PM
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NAACP Awards: 2013 Was a Good Year for Black Men in Hollywood, Abysmal for Black Women

The deplorable situation for black actresses is readily evident in the NAACP's Best Actress category: only two of the five nominees -- Jennifer Hudson in "Winnie Mandela" and Halle Berry in "The Call" -- actually played the protagonists of their respective movies.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 13, 2014 1:00 PM
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