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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 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

Orange is the New Black, Scandal, Borgen Among Peabody Winners

Nearly half of the Peabody winners this year are by and/or about women.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • April 2, 2014 2:30 PM
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Peabody Award Winners Include Switched At Birth, Girls, Southland

The Peabody Awards announced the winners for their 72nd annual awards. The Peabody Awards recognize "distinguished achievement and meritorious service by broadcasters, cable and Webcasters, producing organizations, and individuals." They recognize all forms of media--including those produced for an alternative distribution i.e. internet, etc.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • March 28, 2013 10:09 AM
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