Wonder Woman 2 Will Be The First Film To Implement The PGA's Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines

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On Friday, the Producer's Guild of America released a set of guidelines to prevent and deal with sexual harassment on film sets. Yesterday, it was announced that the first film to implement those guidelines will be Wonder Woman 2.

This announcement came at the Producer's Guild of America Awards on Saturday, as reported by Vanity Fair. This announcement comes after November's news that that the Wonder Woman production had parted ways with producer and financier Brett Ratner, who was accused of sexual harassment by a number of women, including Ellen Page (who worked with him on X-Men: Last Stand) in a bracing account.

It's a move in keeping with the ideals of Wonder Woman, a powerful, liberated woman who protects the innocent and has served as an inspiration for women for decades.

The PGA guidelines, released on Friday, outline a number of ways film productions can stymie the tide of sexual harassment on sets, from the basic -- obey local and federal guidelines regarding sexual assault -- to more proactive efforts, including designating advocates on set to whom workers can report concerns without fear of reprisal.

"Sexual harassment can no longer be tolerated in our industry or within the ranks of the Producers Guild membership," said PGA presidents Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary. Their statement went on to say that, "We are in a transitional moment as a society, in which we are re-evaluating behaviour in the workplace and beyond."

"Producers possess authority both on and off the set, and can provide key leadership in creating and sustaining work environments that are built on mutual respect."

Both star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins will be returning for the Wonder Woman sequel, which is planned for release by DC Films in 2019.

[Screen Rant]


Comments

    So in other words, the first movie to not let people be assholes to other people, regardless of gender.

      you mean this was some how diffrent before? because it hasn't been since ever, for example try it, see what happens, because you get the same thing across all the decades.

    This is good....

    But at the same time I find myself thinking that this is far too fucking late to the party to be patting each other on the back for some positive PR.
    With all due respect, don't tell us what you're going to do, go out and fucking do it.
    It's not like there weren't bloody guidelines before......

    Its disappointing that this is a thing, like how fucked does the industry have to be for people to believe that they were going to get away with this shit for as long as they have?

      You are looking at guys who are basically household names and bring in $ just by being associated with a film and then you have in Ellen Page's case an unknown 18yo actress who he outed and treated like shit, who the producers told off because she wouldn't play ball with him.

      Plus it's also the fact that it has been this way for decades and the guys in charge have had no accountability

    So, like, there were never any sexual harassment guidelines?

      Oh there were guidlines.

      The guidlines were Men could do anything they want and Women had to shutup and not tell anyone or complain.

      No there are and everyone has to sign them when they join a production. This is just another set of guidelines they will have to sign. Of course increasing the stack of paper they're meant to have read and signed will just ensure less people will read it.

    Kind of makes a mockery of any film in production right now doesn't it??

    having read through it. it doesn't seem so bad. at the same time most of it seems like common sense if not outright breaking this part of the code is literally breaking the law. the fact that this even seems necessary is just absurd.

    now in talking about Wonder Woman... wasn't she created with a weakness to bondage. I'm serious this character was created around the concepts of a sexual nature in the first place. she lost her powers by being tied up. true things have changed over the years, but let's not pretend she has always been this entirely positive symbol for women.

      It's varied from being tied up by a man and others but is usually having her bracelets tied together these days.

      www.theodysseyonline.com/what-wonder-woman-really-stands.amp

      For a bit of history.

    I hope some of this rubs off on the Hong Kong film industry.

    What are the penalties?

    They can't put the PGAA-SHG sticker on the poster?

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