The Hollywood Commission, led by Anita Hill, released new data from a recent survey of entertainment industry workers on Friday, highlighting “wide-ranging toxic workplace issues, threats to entertainment and abuse,” and “highlighting the dire situation among industry supporters and manufacturing workers.”
“Harvey Weinstein and Scott Rudin may be the boldest examples of Hollywood’s abuse of power, but they are not foreigners,” said Hill, who chairs the commission. “Hollywood has regularly recruited and abused poor class workers in the name of ‘arrears’. In order to change the original and lasting culture across Hollywood businesses and venues, it is not uncommon for entry-level workers to be recruited and treated and provided with the necessary training, resources and modeling to end the cycle of torture and retaliation. . ”
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The commission’s report found that “nowhere in Hollywood is there a comparatively high power difference between executives and their associates. This dynamic raises a high level of objection among colleagues throughout all kinds of recreational work.”
The main findings of this report, based on a survey of 9,630 people who self-identified that they are currently working, working, or have previously worked in the entertainment industry, include:
– Support across all areas of work (production assistant, writer’s house, corporate, personal and composer assistant) is two to three times more likely to report rogue experience than other types of workers compared to the overall sample.
– Most assistants identified as female (istan3%) and of these females, 99% are under 40 years of age. Within this population, the reporting rate of abuse is surprisingly high: about two to three times higher than the overall sample.
– The most common forms of abusive assistants (often or very often) are: excessive harsh criticism (1 in 5); For insults, sarcasm or other gesture insults (1 in 4); And screams when angry (1 in 4)
Among the talent presentations, a high proportion of female and younger employees responded. Consistent with the high rate reported by the contributors, these young and female staff reported high rates of intellectual barbaric behavior (often + very often):
-14% reported extra harsh criticism
-17% reported use for insults, sarcasm or other gestures
-16% were reported to have screamed when they were angry
-2% reported physically aggressive behavior, such as throwing something
-8% were reported to have sworn in an unfavorable manner.
With 65% of those who report at least one reprimand behaving in television and film production, those environments are also offensively clear, especially:
– In television and film productions, non-union members, who do not have access to union protection, were twice as likely to be abused than union members.
-In an environment where people place a high value on status in group settings, people identified as female at the 24-29 year old IATSE were about 5 times more likely to report barbaric behavior than men in the 50-64 year old PGA.
The commission’s recommendations in the industry include:
Bul Explicitly prohibit and define innocence so that the employer does not need to show the intent of the abuser
Bul Establish policies and procedures to deal with barbaric allegations.
Employees terminate employees involved in any form of retaliation, including threatening or refusing to hire someone who raises concerns about rape or harassment.
Pay a living wage to Ass Assistants so that the industry does not offer people the opportunity to live in LA or carry an unpaid internship
Rec Develop different recruitment relationships and establish talent pipelines with different colleges and universities. Just stop recruiting in mailrooms from the Ivy League
Professional Create clear definitions of professionals and personal assistants
Provide actual training in entry-level training programs (vs. mailroom hedging; pay your dues)
The Commission will also host multiple panels and workshops working against bullying in the entertainment industry.
Panel discussion: Hollywood’s power, bullying and toxic workplaces – May 20
Moderate Lauren Ricklin, founder and co-founder of the Ricklin Institute for Strategic Leadership, will focus on the culture of workplace abuse in Hollywood and how all employees can play a role in creating a fair, equitable and secure workplace. Panelists include director Steven Soderberg; Producer Amy Barr; Author Liz Alper, who founded #PewPolywood, and Andrew Coles, CEO of The Mission Entertainment.
You can register here:
Creating a culture of respect – May 25 and 27
Directed by Ricklin, the program explores how workplace culture and related policies and practices can encourage an environment where bullying behaviors and sexual harassment are tolerated, and how energy mobility can permeate workplace cultures and create situations that Maybe focus on it.
Register for the program here:
Bystander Intervention Workshop – May 26, 27 and 28
These workshops will provide outside standard intervention training on how to identify rape, sexual harassment or other unwanted behaviors and how to assist victims and adopt appropriate intervention strategies.
Register for the programs here:
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May 27: Director / Shorteners
May 28: Corporate / Office Workers
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