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: Ellen DeGeneres' Lesbian Sitcom, Nahnatchka Khan's Asian Am Series, & More Pilot News

Good news continues to trickle in about the networks' fall pilot season.
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  • January 30, 2014 11:00 AM
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TV Roundup: Patricia Cornwell, Zooey Deschanel, and Nahnatchka Khan Sell Shows to Networks

Bestselling author Patricia Cornwell, New Girl star Zooey Deschanel, and Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt 23 creator Nahnatchka Khan are among several women who recently announced development deals with the networks.
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • November 11, 2013 3:32 PM
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Nahnatchka Khan and Reese Witherspoon Team Up on Happily Ever After

Disney has picked up Happily Ever After from Don't Trust the B creator, Nahnatchka Khan. Reese Witherspoon is on board to star and produce the project through with her Pacific Standard partner, Bruna Papandrea.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 4, 2013 3:00 PM
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TV Pilot Roundup for August 16th: New Shows from Shonda Rhimes, Tina Fey and Nahnatchka Khan

Here's a roundup of some of the most notable pilot news from the last week.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • August 16, 2013 10:00 AM
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Women-Created, Sitcom Voices Silenced: Apartment 23 and Ben and Kate Pulled From Line Up

This was a sad week in television for me. Two of my favorite sitcoms, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 and Ben and Kate were pulled from ABC and Fox’s schedules effective immediately. As of now there are no plans to air any remaining episodes and while both networks have yet to confirm cancellation, Twitter buzz from both creators and stars of both shows indicates the inevitable.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • January 25, 2013 11:00 AM
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