Boudica Films, the finance and production company that supports female-centric films, has today launched a series of measures to combat the "overt sexism that is deeply ingrained in the film industry".
Boudica, which has co-financed several female-led features including Carol Morley's The Falling, and has upcoming films Kat and the Band and Rosalind Franklin: The Forgotten Woman of DNA in pre-production, has introduced three measures in response to the claims of sexual harassment by thousands of women in the #metoo twitter campaign.
"We wanted to do something positive which may reduce the number of these instances. It's completely unacceptable that women should be in this position and it's been deeply disturbing to hear how widespread and common sexual harassment, bullying and sexual assault actually is in the film industry," said Boudica Director Rebecca Long.
Boudica has launched a "No Predators" badge, a code of conduct and a free initial legal advice service for any film professional who has experienced sexual harassment, abuse or assault.
"The badge and the code of conduct are reminders that predatory behaviour will not be tolerated," said Boudica Director Ian Davies. "It's very important that the experiences of women and men in the #metoo campaign are not forgotten."