Tag: sexual harassment

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Actors Union Demands End to Hotel Room Auditions

The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has called for an end to auditions in private hotel rooms or houses in response to the recent wave of sexual harassment allegations across the industry.

TOPSHOT - South Korean demonstrators hold banners during a rally to mark International Women's Day as part of the country's #MeToo movement in Seoul on March 8, 2018. The #MeToo movement has gradually gained ground in South Korea, which remains socially conservative and patriarchal in many respects despite its economic and technological advances. / AFP PHOTO / Jung Yeon-je (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korean Film Industry Faces Sexual Assault Crisis

South Korea’s vibrant film industry is facing its own sexual harassment crisis. On Tuesday, the Korean Academy of Film Arts was accused of suppressing details in a female-on-female sexual assault case. Wednesday brought the indictment of Kim Yong-bin, formerly head of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, on a charge of indecent assault.

Doctors Without Borders Fires 19 Employees for Sexual Harassment and Abuse

International humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), better known in the United States by the English version of its name “Doctors Without Borders,” issued a statement on Wednesday announcing that it received 146 complaints about sexual harassment and abuse against its staff in 2017. The group took action on 24 cases and fired 19 of its employees.

Producer Harvey Weinstein accepts an award onstage at the 24th Annual Producers Guild (PGA) Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday Jan. 26, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for The Producers Guild/AP Images)

Producers Guild Unveils Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines

The Producers Guild of America has ratified guidelines for combating sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, requesting that every film and TV production offer in-person harassment training and provide multiple ways for alleged victims to complain.