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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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Guest Post: Write What You Don't See

I still don't see a TV show that represents the strong female friendships that I have in my life.
  • By Shannon Bowen
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  • April 18, 2014 11:00 AM
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  • 3 Comments

The Web is a Great Place for Women

The studios are not interested in making romantic comedies or much else for the female market, so I decided to make them myself. When Leena suggested we join forces on her YouTube channel, where we could create funny shows for and about women, I jumped at the chance.
  • By Leena Pendharkar and Jane Kelly Kosek
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  • February 18, 2014 1:00 PM
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