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

TV: Tea Leoni Cast as Star of Madam Secretary

With her sporty, no-nonsense appearance and intelligent demeanor, Leoni is a great choice.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 30, 2014 2:25 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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Political Women on the Small Screen: Barbara Hall's Secretary of State TV Show and Hillary Clinton Miniseries Update

CBS is working with Barbara Hall, co-executive producer of Homeland, on a series about a female secretary of state. Entitled Madame Secretary, the series will follow a female secretary of state.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 19, 2013 1:46 PM
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Barbara Hall Joining Homeland as Co-Executive Producer

  • By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
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  • February 22, 2013 11:15 AM
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