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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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Veep's Selina Meyer and the Art of the Tantrum

Has there ever been a better time for a little tantrum-throwing wish fulfillment?
  • By Sara Stewart
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  • May 20, 2014 3:00 PM
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Trailer Watch: Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep Season 3

Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) will run to become the first female president of the United States of America.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 17, 2014 3:00 PM
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TV: More Female Politicos to Run the Small Screen

Call it the "Scandal" effect.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 28, 2014 11:56 AM
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Watch This: Veep Season 2 Trailer

We here at Women and Hollywood are huge fans of the hilarious Julia Louis-Dreyfus and are very excited for the return of Veep, a smart, prickly and very funny look at politics through the eyes of the Vice President, Selina Meyer (Louis-Dreyfus).
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • March 20, 2013 10:00 AM
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