“Everyone deserves the right to feel safe at work,” say Directors UK. “This is just as true when working on a Hollywood blockbuster as it is on a prime-time drama or a debut short film.”
“The director, as the creative lead on a production, should set the tone for a professional and respectful on-set environment,” said UK Directors film committee chair Susanna White.
A statement from Bafta described Directors UK as being “hugely instrumental” in addressing “bullying and harassment” in the industry.
The BBC covered the guidelines in a recent article here.
Directors UK have produced a number of reports reflecting the current state of the industry, which aim to improve the workplace and the opportunities for all. Recent reports that Premm have also designed include;
– Adjusting the Colour Balance – A report on Black, Asian and minority ethnic representation among screen directors working in UK Television.
– Who’s Calling the Shots? – Gender equality among screen directors working in UK Television.