Anita Hill’s Hollywood Commission to Survey Freelancers on Sexual Harassment and Bias in Entertainment

Survey will be available in mid-October and will release results by end of 2019

Last Updated: September 13, 2019 @ 10:52 AM

The Anita Hill-chaired organization The Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality is set to launch a survey aimed at freelancers in October that will examine sexual harassment and bias by polling entertainment workers across Hollywood, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.

The survey, which will be conducted anonymously, will be sent to participating member organizations and will also be shared on social media and on the commission’s website. The survey will be available to actors, directors, writers, film crews, stunt performers and more with the aim of gathering information in smaller companies without traditional internal human resources services in place for its employees.

The Hollywood Commission hopes to put out the results of the survey by the end of the year.

Based on the responses to the survey, the commission hopes establish a code of conduct for freelance workers and other industry workers who aren’t covered by the existing structures available to members of the commission. The survey will also gather information about systems on how to report bias and abuse in the workplace, how to investigate and resolve breaches of the code and about how to conduct anti-bias and harassment prevention training.

The survey is being conducted by The Hollywood Commission in partnership with the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, which is in the process of finalizing the survey’s questions.

Hill is the chair of the Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality, which formed in December 2017 at the height of the #MeToo movement. It’s a policy-setting organization whose members include studios, TV networks, streaming services, music companies, talent agencies, trade associations and unions within entertainment.

Deadline first reported the news of the survey.

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