Executives of Hollywood and some other major players in the entertainment industry have organised a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that aims to combat sexual inequality and across the industry.
A statement that was released on Friday revealed the founding of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace.
The group grew out of a meeting that was called by Kathleen Kennedy, the “Star Wars” producer, and numerous other prominent women in the industry.
The chief executives of almost every major Hollywood studio, record label, and TV network attended the meeting and agreed to establish and fund the group.
Kennedy says that the entertainers’ unions and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have also signed on.
The group chose Hill as its chair, who, in 1991, took the notion of sexual harassment to national consciousness when she testified during Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court confirmation hearings.