SAG-AFTRA has introduced two new measures to assist fight sexual harassment and misconduct. A press launch studies the union has launched the primary industrywide accreditation for intimacy coordinator coaching and registry and Secure Place, a platform that permits members to report situations of harassment.
Intimacy coordinators are professionals who assist performers, administrators, producers, and crew members navigate nudity and intercourse scenes — they be certain that everybody feels secure and guarded in conditions which have an extended historical past of being awkward and exploitative.
Increasing upon SAG-AFTRA’s Requirements and Protocols for the Use of Intimacy Coordinators, the brand new intimacy coordinator coaching accreditation and registry packages “will assist safely broaden the variety of skilled professionals to serve on this position nationwide by offering ‘gold commonplace’ standards for employers to establish certified and skilled candidates to serve on this position,” per the supply. “Along with the method for overview and vetting of candidates for the position of intimacy coordinator, the accreditation system will set up a typical to assist potential registrants establish high-quality coaching packages. It additionally features a dedication to making sure fairness and inclusion for all candidates. Moreover, SAG-AFTRA will sponsor an intimacy coordinator convention yearly for registry and pre-registry members to satisfy a seamless training requirement.”
Submissions for accreditation will probably be open Might 1-July 31. Functions for the registry and pre-registry lists will probably be accepted August 1-October 31.
Obtainable by way of the SAG-AFTRA member cellular app and at sagaftrasafeplace.org, Secure Place permits “anybody who works below a SAG-AFTRA contract, or third-party bystanders, to securely, securely, and discreetly report an incident of sexual harassment that they personally skilled or witnessed.” Customers have the choice to report below their very own identify or anonymously.
As soon as a report has been made, the case will probably be overseen by SAG-AFTRA’s Fairness & Inclusion workforce, who will work with the consumer to determine on subsequent steps.
Because the rise of #MeToo, SAG-AFTRA has launched a number of new protocols with the purpose of constructing workplaces safer in present enterprise. The union unveiled the Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment practically two years in the past, which options the “4 Pillars of Change,” tips on how SAG-AFTRA will combat the tradition of harassment. SAG has additionally banned auditions in lodge rooms and residences, places related to many incidents of sexual harassment and assault, significantly these perpetrated by Harvey Weinstein.