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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 5th annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015 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

Crosspost: What's It Going to Take for Gender Equality to Come to Hollywood?

Awards Daily's Sasha Stone offers five theories.
  • By Sasha Stone
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  • April 24, 2014 11:30 AM
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WGA Lobbying for NY Tax Breaks for Diverse Writers' Rooms

The proposed amendment would offer up to $50,000 in tax breaks to reimburse a female and/or nonwhite writer's fees and salary.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • March 25, 2014 12:30 PM
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Sarah Polley, Breaking Bad's Gennifer Hutchison Win Big at WGA Awards

"Stories We Tell" and "Breaking Bad" were feted as the 2014 Writers Guild favorites this weekend.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • February 4, 2014 10:00 AM
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WGA Nominates Women Screenwriters for Dallas Buyers Club, Before Midnight

The Writers Guild of America announced their 2014 award nominees today. Only two female screenwriters -- "Dallas Buyers Club" co-writer Melisa Wallack and "Before Midnight" co-writer/star Julie Delpy -- were honored.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 3, 2014 4:18 PM
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6 of WGA's 101 Greatest Screenplays Written by Women

  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 28, 2013 2:15 PM
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  • 6 Comments

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