Universal Music Group CEO Sir Lucian Grainge is among the big Hollywood names who have formed the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace.
US lawyer and academic, Anita Hill is Chair of the Commission and the group behind it features chief executives, founders, and senior members from every major studio, TV network and record label.
Joining Sir Lucian Grainge on the longlist of people in the group is:
Tony Vinciquerra, Sony chair/CEO
Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records chair/COO
Jeremy Zimmer, UTA CEO
Bryan Lourd, CAA co-chair
Ari Emanuel, William Morris Endeavor co-chair
Neil Portnow, Recording Academy NARAS president
Bob Iger, Disney CEO
Karen Stuart, Paramount CEO
Leslie Moonves, CBS chief executive
Susan Sprung, Producers Guild of America associate executive director
Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer
Jim Gianopulos, Paramount chair/CEO
Karen Stuart, Association of Talent Agents executive director
Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros. chair/CEO
Maury McIntyre, Television Academy president/COO
Mike Miller, Motion Picture & TV Production/IATSE 4th international vp/department director
Russ Hollander, Directors Guild of America executive director
Carol Lombardini, Alliance Motion Picture and Television Producers president
Chris Silbermann, ICM Partners founding partner
David Young, Writers Guild of America executive director
Dawn Hudson, Academy Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences CEO
Gabrielle Carteris, Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA president
Jeff Blackburn, Amazon svp business development
Jeff Shell, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chair
According to Independent, the Commission stemmed from a meeting called by Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy and other women in the film and music industries.
“The Commission will not seek just one solution, but a comprehensive strategy to address the complex and interrelated causes of the problems of parity and power.
“[…] I’m proud to be leading this newly-formed commission on a long overdue journey to adopt best practices and to create institutional change that fosters a culture of respect and human dignity throughout the industry.”
The group will attend their first official Commission meeting in 2018 to define the mission.
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