ScreenSafe/SWAG to roll out training courses

Posted Tuesday 15 Oct 2019

ScreenSafe/SWAG will be offering a one-day Professional Respect Training Course in 2020, primarily for Heads of Departments but open to anyone from the screen sector. Supported by NZ On Air (NZOA), New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) and SPADA, the course will address prevention, definitions, disclosures and respectful behaviours in the workplace. NZOA and NZFC will contribute funding and, alongside the industry guilds, are supportive of these courses as essential to Health and Safety in the screen industry. In early 2020 ScreenSafe/SWAG will also be rolling out a Respect Online Module that will address Sexual Harassment, Harassment and Bullying for all practitioners in the Screen Sector. These pivotal initiatives were announced at the global The Power Of Inclusion summit on 4 October, where SWAG co-founding member Emma Slade was on the #MeToo - Where To? panel alongside global leaders Dr. Stacy L. Smith, Nasreen Alkhateeb and Kirsten Schaffer. SWAG was set up in Aotearoa New Zealand in response to the global #MeToo movement that shook the entertainment industry and demanded a higher standard of workplace care. SWAG partnered with ScreenSafe, the screen industries Health and Safety initiative, aiming to contribute significantly toward ensuring safe, creative, respectful, and happy workplaces are the norm in the screen industry nationwide.

Check out the current resources on the ScreenSafe and SWAG websites:

- Screen Sector Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy and Reporting Form
- Bystander Intervention Poster and Guidelines
- Onset Daily Verbal Briefing
- Sexual Harassment Definition Poster ('What Does Sexual Harassment Look Like?')
- Receiving Disclosures' pamphlet
- Intimacy Coordinators and Crew
- Briefing for Sex Scenes
- Sexual harassment reporting form
- Professional Respect
- HOD Training - upcoming dates in early 2020