The Producer’s Guild of America (PGA) has published new anti-sexual harassment guidelines, with Wonder Woman 2 set to be the first film to adopt them.
Following the #MeToo movement and the increase in allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct in Hollywood, the PGA’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Task Force has been writing recommendations for anyone involved in the film industry to follow.
Last night’s PGA Awards (January 21) saw confirmation that Wonder Woman 2 will be the first movie to use the guidelines, which will cover sexual harassment and recommendations for anyone involved in the making of a film, including witnesses and producers. You can read the guidelines in full here.
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The PGA says that the training “should not be simply focused on avoiding legal liability, but must be part of a culture of respect that starts at the top”.
Co-presidents Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary remarked that the PGA’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines are “for producers and team members to recognise and combat sexual harassment both on and off the set”.
“For the multitude of producers urgently seeking guidance on how to proceed with their work while holding a firm line against harassment, we believe this document will prove invaluable.”
One of the recommendations is to “designate at least two individuals, ideally of different genders” who can be contacted on set if workers are subject to or witness harassment.
Last year, Wonder Woman 2 stopped working with Brett Rattner after he was the subject of multiple sexual misconduct and harassment claims.
Wonder Woman 2, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, is set to be released in 2019.
Words by Carly-May Kavanagh