New resource covers auditions, nude and simulated sex scenes, options for reporting misconduct, and more

Entertainment Workers, You Have the Right to Safety and Respect

Culture, Entertainment, Power, Private Sector, Safety


A new resources from TIME’S UP provides  accessible and comprehensive information for those in the entertainment industry who may experience or witness workplace misconduct, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, unwanted touching, sexual assault, and rape.

It's time for survivors to feel empowered over the predators. Artists and other entertainment workers must know we have rights, that we are not alone, and that we can and should speak up without retribution when we feel unsafe, bullied, or intimidated. Michelle Hurd
Actor, advocate, and survivor who consulted on the Guide

Featuring three volumes, The TIME’S UP Guide to Working in Entertainment covers best practices for common circumstances in which people have historically been preyed upon in the entertainment industry, such as in auditions and intimate, nude, and simulated sex scenes. It also includes practical guidance on individuals’ options and rights for addressing inappropriate behavior.

The guide was born when actresses, fed up with systemic inequity, misogyny, and harassment, sought a way to help other industry professionals facing the workplace indignities and dangers that they had endured throughout their careers. In researching how to promote existing catalogs of rights and options, they discovered that no exhaustive guide for entertainment professionals existed and that even incomplete guidance was hard to locate and frustratingly complicated.

TIME’S UP Entertainment collaborated with actresses, filmmakers, intimacy coordinators, production crew members, union workers and leaders, attorneys, and allied organizations to devise a guide for people in the entertainment industry who find themselves in situations that are at best awkward, or at worst, dangerous.

As a community, we came together to develop these resources to help people in entertainment understand that no matter your situation, you do have the right to be safe and respected on the job. Alyssa Milano
Actor and activist who consulted on the Guide