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Recently, the Screen Actors Guild announced a new set of guidelines designed to stop auditions and professional meetings from being held in private hotel rooms or homes—a practice that should’ve been put to an end a very, very, very long time ago. This comes from an Associated Press report, which says the new guidelines are designed to “curtail sexual harassment in the entertainment industry,” referring to hotel rooms and homes as “high-risk locations” that have “allowed predators to exploit performers behind closed doors under the guise of a professional meeting.”

That’s obviously a reference to the accusations that have been made against people like Harvey Weinstein and James Toback, with many of the stories involving the alleged abusers inviting someone into their home or hotel room under the guise of an interview or audition. The AP story mentions that the Producers Guild has issued a statement of support for SAG’s decision, noting that it has already added similar guidelines to its own code of conduct.


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