The Hollywood Commission has launched its second entertainment survey to give workers a voice in the entertainment industry.
The Hollywood Commission, chaired by Anita Hill and founded by board members Kathleen Kennedy and Nina Shaw, was created in 2017 to bring together entertainment industry executives, independent experts and consultants to take the collective action needed to fight a culture of abuse and power imbalances. The scientist. Industry
The survey is a temperature check to determine what progress has been made so far and where work still needs to be done. The goal is 20,000 responses and the survey will run until November 27 on hollywoodentertainmentsurvey.org
"As we try to determine the procedural progress we have made in recent years, the second investigation by the Hollywood Entertainment Committee is more significant and in many ways more conclusive than the first," Hill said.
With this new version, we hope to double participation in the first survey, which will help us get the information we need as we focus our efforts on the next stage of our work. The key to this is engagement: we need to hear their experiences directly from all employees. We look forward to working with our partners to encourage all industry players to respond and participate securely and anonymously.
The new survey will be open to greater representation from all communities, with an additional focus on those working in the gaming industry. It will address new questions and measure whether and how people experience racism. Other questions will also focus on supporting survivors and victims of revenge who need to re-enter the industry.
The survey is open to entertainment industry professionals in the TV, film, advertising, theater, music, news, talent agencies, public relations, business and gaming industries in countries such as the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and all the countries . Asia, Oceania and the South Pacific.
The first survey, released in 2020, received responses from 9,630 entertainment industry workers, revealing responses such as:
• 65% of respondents do not believe that a powerful person, such as a producer or director, is responsible for harassing a less powerful person.
• Only 28% of respondents who have experienced an episode of gender harassment, unwanted sexual interest or sexual coercion reported it to their employer because they thought it would not be believed, nothing would happen. Pass or they will retaliate.
• Both men and women reported gender-based harassment (offensive jokes or gender-based comments; sexually explicit language and insults) with equal frequency (62% of men, 67% of women), while women were exposed to attention sexual coercion (42%), sexual coercion (20%) and sexual violence (5%) are almost as common among men (22%, 9% and 2% respectively).
The results of the new Hollywood Commission survey are expected to be completed and published in early 2023.