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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

Princess Leia and Orphan Black to Get Their Own Comic Books

Princess Leia and Orphan Black are coming to newsstands.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • July 25, 2014 4:00 PM
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Orange is the New Black and Fargo Tie for Most Critics' Choice Wins

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tatiana Maslany, and Allison Janney also took home trophies.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 20, 2014 4:00 PM
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TV: Trailer Watch: New Preview for Season 2

It's very newbie-friendly, so it's probably be the one you send your friends to get them hooked on the show too.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 8, 2014 3:00 PM
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TV: Trailer Watch: Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black Season 2

"There's nine of you." "No, there's only one of me."
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 12, 2014 5:20 PM
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Cross Post: Fostering Our Future

The new fantastic, flashy, female-fronted shows of the season have received seemingly endless and endlessly deserving ink. We all love "Orphan Black" and "Orange Is the New Black,". But there's a quieter, also deserving show of the summer that has been quietly revolutionary in its own way. And that show is "The Fosters."
  • By Dorothy Snarker
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  • August 9, 2013 11:05 AM
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Cross Post: In Praise of Difficult Women

Fuck off, Don Draper, Walter White, Tony Soprano, et al. The age of the male antihero is over. Sure, you've had a good run. And, fuck, look at all those shiny, shiny Emmys. But I'm sick of praising all these Difficult Men.
  • By Dorothy Snarker
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  • July 18, 2013 2:15 PM
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