British talent call on creative industry to make final commitment to CIISA, the new Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority being built to keep our workforce safe.

Dear Creative Industries,

We are calling on you to make your final commitment to the creation of CIISA, the new independent standards authority designed to keep our creative industries safe and to secure your support to this essential part of the ecosystem that is currently missing. The full financial ask is now out, and so we ask you finally to turn this idea into reality. 

So many of us in this industry would have loved to have an objective outside body that we could go to for advice, for mediation and in the very extreme circumstances, that we might need some outside body to hold people accountable for the bad behaviour or bad practices that sometimes happen on our sets, on our stages, behind the scenes. And we are far from being alone in recognising this need. A recent survey conducted on behalf of CIISA by PA Consulting of creative industry professionals from film, TV, music and theatre revealed that 91% are strongly in favour of CIISA further underlining its importance. This is why a single place of accountability where people can seek help, mediation, dispute resolution advice and other services is essential.

Please support CIISA. This issue needs to be tackled by everyone working together. We need and it will become the blueprint across the globe for keeping our creative industries safe. 

CIISA recognises that not everything can be solved with just one intervention but as bullying and harassment claims in the industry continue abound, we believe it is a very necessary part of a range of interventions driving for much-needed change. 

CIISA will not duplicate existing policies and procedures that some of you may already have in place, rather it will address gaps in provision.

We want to thank those organisations that have already taken the bold step to make the final financial commitment, and we urge those that have yet to do so, to join us so that we can turn CIISA into a reality. 

Placing your belief in CIISA is testament to your commitment to safeguarding our talented workforce and we look forward to hearing from you.


Alexei Kaye Campbell
Alison Oliver
Archie Madekwe
Barbara Broccoli
Cara Delevigne
Carey Mulligan
Dame Heather Rabbatts
Dominic Cooke
Emerald Fennell
Ewan Mitchell
Fenella Woolgar
Gabe Bisset-Smith
Gemma Chan
Guy Remmers
Jessica Knappett
Jonny Sweet
Joshua McGuire
Keira Knightley
Krishnendu Majumdar
Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Kharmel Cochrane
Lilly Adefope
Naomie Harris
Ophelia Lovibond
Phoebe Waller Bridge
Rebecca Ferguson
Rob Cawsey
Ruth Wilson
Sule Rimi
Susanna White
Zelda Perkins