Terry’s Picks: New Code, Black Panther, Canadian Progress

New code: This weekend, SAG-AFTRA released a code of conduct that defines sexual harassment and other prohibited conduct in the workplace and sets forth employers’ legal obligations under both the union’s contracts and the law, including the need to provide ways in which members can safely report workplace harassment.

Black Panther: I’m looking forward to seeing Black Panther, which is breaking ground with not only Marvel Studios’ first black leading man (and black director), but with an abundance of black female warriors rounding out the cast.

Canadian Progress: The ambitious commitment to achieve gender parity in the film sector by 2020, made by Telefilm Canada (the film financing arm of the Canadian government) in 2015, already seems to be having an effect. A 2017 Telefilm study shows a 27 percent increase in agency-backed projects directed by women since 2015.

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