Sundance Film Festival announces 24-hour hotline to report sexual misconduct

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PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 16, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The Sundance Institute has updated its code of conduct for the Film Festival as well as introducing a 24-hour hotline which will allow festivalgoers to report anything that violates the new code.

The hotline has been set up in partnership with the Utah Attorney General’s Office, it was announced Monday. The 2018 festival kicks off Thursday, running through Jan. 28 in Park City, Salt Lake City and the village of Sundance itself.

Actress Rose McGowan has alleged that Harvey Weinstein assaulted her in 1997, when she was 23, in a hotel room during the festival. In October, The New York Times reported that a settlement was later reached.

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 for those who are involved in or witness something that violates this Code of Conduct at 801-834-1944.

For emergencies, immediately dial 9-1-1.


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