RESOURCES & SUPPORT
Need support or advice? Please see a list of resources below.
If you would like to discuss any topics or share with us please email info[at]wiftwa.org.au
WIFT WA SCREEN INDUSTRY SURVEY 2019
In August 2018, WIFT WA launched the Screen Industry Survey . The survey was designed to discover the predominate needs and issues that women in the WA screen sector face. The three-minute survey asked questions about how the organisation can better serve its members and the industry as a whole. WIFT WA has used the findings from the survey to inform their strategic plan over the next 24 months. The committee invited all members of the WA screen sector to have their say. In total, the survey received 36 responses. 89% was female, and 18 respondents were WIFT WA members.
INTIMACY ON SET
Following the recent changes to the Screen Australia code of conduct and the continued development of the #metoo movement, preventing sexual harassment and providing safe work environment is a must on all sets.
WIFT WA co-founder casting director and acting coach Annie Murtagh-Monks attended UK Intimacy Coordinator Ita O’Brien's Perth training in November 2018 and said Ms O’Brien’s technique were extremely valuable. Annie also extended her professional development further with Ms O’Brien in London in January.
New On-Set Intimacy Guidelines have been developed by Ms OBrien in consultation with other Intimacy Coordinators and are being adopted by production companies in UK, Australia and the USA.
Read more here via the Screenwest website.
Annie Murtagh-Monks is generously offering members free advice on the guidelines and any intimate scenes they have in their screen projects.
This offer is open to WIFT WA Full Members and Friends of WIFT WA.
Should you like to discuss further with Annie you may contact her via email.
If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger, call 000.
Please visit www.respect.gov.au/services for further resources and support.
The national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service
1800 737 732
24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention
13 11 14
CODE OF CONDUCT TO PREVENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Projects approved for Screen Australia production funding from 2 April 2018 need to comply with the Code. See link below for copy of the new Screen Australia code of conduct to prevent sexual harassment.
AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
Matters that can be investigated by the Commission under the Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 1989 include "discrimination on the grounds of race or nationality, colour or ethnic origin, racial vilification, age, sex or gender, sexual harassment, marital or relationship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, care status, actual or potential pregnancy, breastfeeding, trade union activity, criminal record, medical record, impairment or physical disability.