'Wonder Woman 2' To Pioneer New Anti-Sexual-Harassment Guidelines
This is just the beginning.
Following Hollywood's sexual assault scandal, the Producers Guild of America is about to introduce a brand-new policy. Fittingly, Wonder Woman 2 will be the first film to implement the “Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines,” as announced by the PGA on Friday.
“Sexual harassment can no longer be tolerated in our industry or within the ranks of the Producers Guild membership. We provide key leadership in creating and sustaining work environments built on mutual respect, so it is our obligation to change our culture and eradicate this abuse. While the PGA is a voluntary membership organization, the PGA’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines are sanctioned as best practices for our members. The PGA is indebted to Time’s Up as a resource in creating our protocols. We will continue to work with them, the industry-wide Commission led by Anita Hill, and other organizations in our community until sexual harassment is eliminated from the entertainment workplace.”
The policy sea change, of course, follows producer and all-round asshole Harvey Weinstein's outing, as well as allegations that Brett Ratner, who produced the first Wonder Woman film, sexually harassed multiple women. If the gravity of the scandal is anything to go by, we're sure that other production companies will follow Warner Bros.' example and swiftly implement the changes themselves.
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