The first meeting was convened by Kathleen Kennedy, Maria Eitel, Nina Shaw, and Freada Kapor Klein.
Since then, the Hollywood Commission has brought executives, independent experts, and advisors together in an effort to tackle the culture of abuse and power disparity that continues to afflict the entertainment industry.
Led by Chair Anita Hill and 2018 Executive Director, Trista Schroeder, the Hollywood Commission convened a powerful group of 26 major organizations in Hollywood
including studios, television networks, streaming services, music companies, talent agencies, trade associations, and unions. All agreed that to change a culture that allows for abuses of power such as sexual harassment and bias, industry-wide support and adoption of a shared set of best practices and principles will be required.
The Hollywood Commission established its mission.
In collaborative dialogue with Member Organizations, the Hollywood Commission determined its mission is to: Lead the entertainment industry to a strong and equitable future by defining and implementing best practices that eliminate sexual harassment and bias for all workers, especially marginalized communities, and by actively promoting a culture of accountability, respect, and equality.
September and October 2018
The Hollywood Commission held Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Round Tables
where members reflected, shared ideas, discussed priorities, and began identifying possible collaborative steps forward.
The Hollywood Commission Ideas Summit was held on November 6, 2018, at the Television Academy.
With Tim Ryan, US Chairman and Senior Partner at PWC as keynote, the summit brought together key executives from both inside and outside the entertainment industry to share innovative ideas and solutions.
The Hollywood Commission established 2019 strategic priorities.
In collaborative dialogue, members prioritized 2019 strategic initiatives aimed at protecting freelancers who are not covered by existing systems, through employment or union or guild memberships.