In response to the #metoo movement, the UK’s professional association for directors, Directors UK, has issued guidance in respect of directing scenes containing nudity or simulated sex. The aim of the guidance is to redress some of the historic behaviours both during casting and on set, to rebalance the power dynamic between director and performer and to support performers during a task which places them in a vulnerable position.
The #MeToo movement gained significant international attention following allegations of sexual assault and harassment by some of Hollywood’s stars. Following these revelations more prominence has been given to investigating and addressing harassment and sexual assault allegations especially within the workplace. As with many professions and industries allegations relating to the legal profession are coming to light. Continue reading