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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

SXSW Women Directors: Meet Liz Tuccillo

"After you date someone and break up, what do you owe them, if anything, for that time intimate time spent together?"
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • March 6, 2014 1:00 PM
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Being Miranda Hobbes: Why Women Really Love Sex And The City

In her fantastic reclamation of the much-maligned HBO sitcom Sex and the City as part of television's golden age, New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum argues this week that Carrie Bradshaw deserves more credit than she's previously been granted for being a pioneering member of what’s the now male-dominated fraternity of anti-heroes.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • July 23, 2013 2:00 PM
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TV Trailer Watch: The Carrie Diaries - Starring AnnaSophia Robb

The CW recently released the trailer for their prequel series to Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries. The show follows Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) in high school, right after she's lost her mother and gets an internship in New York. 
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 31, 2012 10:32 AM
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