Hollywood Commission Launches Second Entertainment Survey To Identify Progress & Adds Focus On Employees Working In Game Sector

Hollywood Commission Launches Second Entertainment Survey To Identify Progress & Adds Focus On Employees Working In Game Sector

The Hollywood Commission launched a second entertainment poll to give entertainment workers the right to vote.

Led by Anita Hill and founded by board members Kathleen Kennedy and Nina Shaw, the Hollywood Commission was formed in 2017 to bring together entertainment industry leaders, independent experts and consultants to take the collective action needed to address culture. abuse and inequality of power. affecting the industry.

The survey is a temperature check to see what has been achieved so far and what needs to be done. The goal is to get 20,000 responses and the survey will run through November 27 at hollywoodentertainmentsurvey.org.

“As we seek to determine the systemic progress we have made in recent years, the second Hollywood Entertainment Commission Review is more important and in many ways more important than the first,” Hill said.

“In this new edition, we hope to double the participation from the first survey, which will help us get the information we need as we continue to focus on the next phase of work. The key is engagement: we need to hear directly from all employees about their experiences. We look forward to working with our partners to encourage everyone in the industry to respond and participate safely and anonymously.”

The new survey will include a broader representation across communities, with a greater focus on employees working in the gaming industry. The new question resets to zero and measures whether and how people experience colorism. Other questions will also relate to survivor support and resources needed to re-enter the industry for victims of retaliation.

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The survey is open to professionals in television and film entertainment, advertising, theater, music, news, talent shows, public relations, corporate recruiting, and gaming from countries including the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, and Asia Pacific. South.

The first survey, released in 2020, received responses from 9,630 entertainment industry workers, generating detailed responses including:

• 65% of respondents do not believe that a person with power, such as a producer or director, is responsible for harassing someone with less authority.

• Only 28% of respondents who experienced gender-based harassment, unwanted sexual attention, or sexual assault reported it to their employer because they believed they would mistrust, hurt, or retaliate.

• While men and women report gender-based harassment (derogatory jokes or gender-specific comments, swearing, and sexual harassment) with equal frequency (62% men, 67% women), women experience unwanted sexual attention (42% ). , sexual violence. (20%) and sexual assault (5%) were about twice as common as men (22%, 9%, and 2%).

The results of the new Hollywood Commission survey are expected to be completed and released in early 2023.

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