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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

Interview with Karen Struck and Amanda Johns - Writers on Monday Mornings

For the last couple of months I have been enjoying the new series Monday Mornings created by David E. Kelley. It's a hospital drama that focuses on the surgeons and the meeting each week (sometimes it seems more than weekly) where the doctors are confronted with challenges and issues that have come up on certain cases. Those meeting are not pretty and are led by Alfred Molina as the chief of staff. The show took a couple of weeks to settle in and lately it has hit a very interesting groove. There are several very strong female characters including Sarayu Rao as Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Sydney Napur.
  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • April 8, 2013 2:00 PM
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