Sundance Film Fest Launches Hotline to Report Misconduct, Harassment

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The festival and Sundance Institute have updated their code of conduct as well.

After increasing reports of sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry, the Sundance Institute has updated its code of conduct for the upcoming Sundance Film Festival in an attempt to prevent any inappropriate behavior.

As a part of its efforts to ensure the safety of festivalgoers, the Sundance Institute also announced a new 24-hour hotline set up in partnership with the Utah Attorney General’s office, which will allow anyone to report anything that violates the new code. 

Rose McGowan alleges that Harvey Weinstein assaulted her in 1997 while they were both attending the festival. In October, The New York Times reported that a settlement was later reached.

The 2018 festival kicks off next week in Park City, Utah, running Jan. 18-28.

The new code of conduct can be found on Sundance's website and the festival app, and can be read in full below.

Sundance Film Festival is an environment where bold, creative and distinctive voices are celebrated.

Sundance Institute is committed to allowing attendees to experience the Sundance Film Festival free of harassment, discrimination, sexism and threatening or disrespectful behavior. We reserve the right to revoke, without notice or refund, credentials or access to Festival events and venues for those who engage in such conduct.

We have partnered with the Utah Attorney General’s office to provide a 24-hour live hotline, which will open on Jan. 12, for those who are involved in or witness something that violates this Code of Conduct at 801-834-1944.

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