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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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Trailer Watch: Reese Witherspoon Continues Her Comeback Tour with The Good Lie

Witherspoon gives her best Erin Brockovich with a side helping of Southern twang.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • June 23, 2014 3:02 PM
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TV: Series Pick-Ups for Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, Octavia Spencer, Gabourey Sidibe

Also Taraji P. Henson, Tasha Smith, Casey Wilson, and Anna Friel.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • May 7, 2014 4:00 PM
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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.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 18, 2014 10:00 AM
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