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Fem TV: Celebrating Women in Television

TV critic Melissa Girimonte, also known as The Televixen, hosts Fem TV, an interview series featuring real stories of women working in the TV industry. Created to celebrate women in television, Fem TV aims to inspire, educate and entertain.
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Nov 6, 2017

In the Season 2 premiere of Fem TV, Melissa is joined by actor Aimee Garcia, who is currently starring as forensic scientist Ella Lopez on Fox’s Lucifer, and is known for her award-winning role on Dexter.

Aimee talks about her early start in the entertainment world, and how her current role is making a positive impression on young viewers. Aimee also discusses the way she is using her platform for good.

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Fem TV is part of Permanent RCRD, an independent podcast network based in Austin, TX, focused on producing high quality shows for TV and pop culture obsessives.

Sep 5, 2017

It’s the Season one finale of Fem TV, and we’re sending it off in style with a very special guest, Sarah Watson. Sarah is the creator showrunner on Freeform’s The Bold Type, and she's someone who embodies everything that Fem TV stands for. In addition to discussing The Bold Type, she revisits her time on shows like Dawson’s Creek and Parenthood.

Fem TV will return with its second season in October 2017.

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Fem TV is part of Permanent RCRD, an independent podcast network based in Austin, TX, focused on producing high quality shows for TV and pop culture obsessives.

Sep 2, 2017

This week, Melissa is joined by Kelsey Scott, a 2017 Emmy nominee for her performance in the short form series Fear the Walking Dead: Passage. Kelsey also played Rose, Wes’ mom, on How to Get Away with Murder, and Anne in the Oscar winning film 12 Years a Slave. She talks about her career, when she knew she had to be a part of the industry, and how being a part of FTWD: Passage has her pursuing more roles in web series.

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Fem TV is part of Permanent RCRD, an independent podcast network based in Austin, TX, focused on producing high quality shows for TV and pop culture obsessives.

Aug 4, 2017

Kei Haynes from TV Pilot Watching, This is Us with Kei and Clyde and Gilmored joins Melissa to talk about the 2017 Emmy nominations with an eye on female representation in a number of different categories.

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Jul 25, 2017

In this special minisode recorded during the ATX Television Festival, Melissa chats with Midnight, Texas star Arielle Kebbel about her new series.

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Jul 21, 2017

Kyra Sedgwick joins Melissa to discuss Story of a Girl, her directorial debut, which airs this Sunday on Lifetime. The Emmy and Golden Globe winner also shares a bit about her next TV series, Ten Days in the Valley. This is the latest Fem TV special episode recorded during the ATX Television Festival.

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Jul 14, 2017

Summer TV is brighter than ever this year, and a big part of that is because of GLOW. In episode 21, Melissa is joined by the breakout star of the Netflix series, Britney Young.

Britney plays Carmen Wade, aka Machu Picchu, the only daughter in a legendary family of wrestlers … and her family would rather see her in the kitchen with a few kids in tow rather than in the ring. Britney talks about landing her role on GLOW, her previous work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and some of her childhood TV obsessions.

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Fem TV is part of Permanent RCRD, an independent podcast network based in Austin, TX, focused on producing high quality shows for TV and pop culture obsessives.

Jul 7, 2017

It's another episode from the 2017 ATX Television Festival! Melissa chats with self-professed multi-hyphenate Kulap Vilaysack. Kulap is the showrunner of Seeso's Bajillion Dollar Properties and the co-host of the Earwolf podcast Who Charted? She has also appeared on several TV shows, including The Office, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Comedy Bang! Bang!

Listen to Melissa and Kulap discuss her career, her advice for fledgling TV writers and performers, and her upcoming documentary film Origin Story.

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Fem TV is part of Permanent RCRD, an independent podcast network based in Austin, TX, focused on producing high quality shows for TV and pop culture obsessives.

Jun 23, 2017

In our next episode from the ATX Television festival, Melissa is joined by Playing House stars and executive producers Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair. Season 3 is available on June 23, and for the first time, USA Network is releasing all all episodes at once. Find out about romance for Maggie and Emma, a Tina Turner inspired finale, and first TV gigs for each of the women.

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Fem TV is part of Permanent RCRD, an independent podcast network based in Austin, TX, focused on producing high quality shows for TV and pop culture obsessives.

Jun 19, 2017

In the first of our episodes from Season 6 of the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, and Liz Flahive talk about their new series, GLOW.

Debuting on Netflix June 23rd, GLOW is based on the legendary 80s female wrestling league — the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling — and the women who performed in it. It also looks at the personal lives of these ladies, particularly Ruth (Brie) and Debbie (Gilpin).

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Jun 16, 2017

Episode 17 features Rachel Stuhler, a writer and former script supervisor. Her writing credits include TV movies such as Kristen’s Christmas Past on Lifetime, and Love Takes Wing on Hallmark.

Right now, Rachel is part of a writing team that is creating a serialized e-book called Geek Actually. We discuss what the project has in common with serialized TV, and how it could easily translate to the small screen.

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Fem TV is part of Permanent RCRD, an independent podcast network based in Austin, TX, focused on producing high quality shows for TV and pop culture obsessives.

Jun 1, 2017

In Episode 16, Melissa is joined by Lane Allison and Deb Snyder, two amazing ladies currently working on a digital series called After Pluto.

Lane is the co-creator of After Pluto, and is a writer, producer, director, and actor. Deb is an actor with a career that has taken her from stage to screen. We discussed their respective careers, and how women in Hollywood are coming together to create content with dynamic female characters.

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Fem TV is part of Permanent RCRD, an independent podcast network based in Austin, TX, focused on producing high quality shows for TV and pop culture obsessives.

May 11, 2017

TV returns with Episode 15 and features Allison Friedman, Director of Development at Color Force. Allison has worked on several projects, including last year’s hit FX series American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson. We discuss how she ended up in her current role, how much of her job relies on instincts rather than equations, and the importance of knowing when to let go of a project. This was recorded during the Toronto Screenwriting Conference that took place April 22nd and 23rd, 2017.

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Fem TV is part of Permanent RCRD, an independent podcast network based in Austin, TX, focused on producing high quality shows for TV and pop culture obsessives.

Mar 15, 2017

Tecca Crosby is the Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs at eOne Television. As a producer and network executive, she was involved with international hits like Slings and Arrows, Degrassi and Orphan Black. In her current role at eOne, she championed the drama series Mary Kills People and Cardinal to success in Canada.

We discuss creating shows in Canada while keeping the international audience in mind, and how the industry has changed as a result of viewing options that release shows across the world at once.

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Fem TV is part of Permanent RCRD, an independent podcast network based in Austin, TX, focused on producing high quality shows for TV and pop culture obsessives.

Mar 8, 2017
Kaaren Whitney-Vernon is the CEO of Shift2, the branded entertainment agency that brought us the wildly popular, award-winning web series, Carmilla. We discuss her career and the evolution of branded content into an entertaining art form.

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Fem TV is part of Permanent RCRD, an independent podcast network based in Austin, TX, focused on producing high quality shows for TV and pop culture obsessives.

Mar 1, 2017

Tina Charles joins us for Episode 12 to talk about her TV production career, including her time at VH1, TV Guide Network, and most recently, working on Oprah’s Where are they Now? for OWN.

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Fem TV is part of Permanent RCRD, an independent podcast network based in Austin, TX, focused on producing high quality shows for TV and pop culture obsessives.

Feb 22, 2017

Director and Producer Adrienne Mitchell discusses her career — from her first job on a show considered a Canadian institution, to more recent work on Durham County, Bomb Girls, and Bellevue. She walks us through creating the vision, sound and feel of a TV series from its inception through to the actual filming.

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Jan 31, 2017

Virginia Rankin is the executive producer on English-language productions for Sphere Media Plus, working on English adaptations of shows like 19-2 and This Life. She has supervised over three hundred hours of broadcast television as both a producer and production executive, including the popular series Flashpoint.

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Fem TV is part of Permanent RCRD, an independent podcast network based in Austin, TX, focused on producing high quality shows for TV and pop culture obsessives.

Jan 25, 2017

Alex Paxton-Beesley is an actor currently starring as Anna Funk on the CBC drama Pure. You may also remember her from her role on BBC America’s Copper or from roles on Wynona Earp, The Strain, and Warehouse 13.

We discuss her career up to this point, and even fangirl a bit over one of our favorite TV characters.

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