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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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Hollywood Women Stand With the Women of Texas

Since Wendy Davis' epic 13 hour filibuster last week, female celebrities like Lena Dunham and others tweeted their support for the Texas Senator. Yesterday, a rally was held that coincided with the beginning of another special session trying to get SB5 (the bill that Davis filibustered) passed which Gov. Rick Perry claims will happen.
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  • July 2, 2013 12:45 PM
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Happy Friday: Be Bro-Choice with Sarah Silverman

This week has been a huge news week for women's reproductive rights. From the very good-- Wendy Davis standing up and being a hero for women everywhere. To the very bad--Rick Perry attacking Davis for being a teen mother to Ohio passing a new state budget with INSANE abortion restrictions.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 28, 2013 2:00 PM
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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose: We Stand With Wendy Davis

While there's much discussion about the lack of female superhero movies in Hollywood, a real life one emerged yesterday. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis was set to go through a 13 hour long filibuster of SB5--a bill that would have implemented some of the harshest abortion and women's health restrictions as well as cutting a number of women's health clinics in Texas.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 26, 2013 1:47 PM
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