SAG-AFTRA Implements New Rule That Bans Hotel Room For Auditions And Interviews8 months ago by Hadiya Cambridge in Movie News, Uncategorized
Screen Actors Guild is taking extra precaution and implementing new rules in their code of conduct to promote a safe work place environment for all workers.
Due to high reports of sexual harrasment and sexual assault cases in light of the #MeToo movement, specifically in the entertainment industry, the guild states the No. 1 guideline parties must abide by as per the updated code of conduct contract.
“I am pleased to announce the release of Guideline No. 1 in which SAG-AFTRA calls for an end to auditions or interviews in private hotel rooms or residences.” The President of SAG-AFTRA Gabrielle Carteris spoke out regarding the new Four Pillars of Change Intiative stating, “We are committed to addressing the scenario that has allowed predators to exploit performers behind closed doors under the guise of a professional meeting.”
The guild covered all measures of safety and even urged managers and talent to “not to agree to professional meetings in these high-risk locations.” And “in the rare event that there is no reasonable alternative to having the meeting in such a location, Guideline No. 1 establishes the concept of a ‘Support Peer’ to accompany the member during the meeting.”
Anita Hill, the chairperson of the Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, supported the news and even thanked Screen Actors Guild for their new enformcent to create a safe work environment for workers and taking a stand that such acts will not be tolerated.