Cara Delevingne, Keira Knightley and Naomie Harris Sign Open Letter Calling for Screen Industry to Support New Harassment Reporting Body

Cara Delevingne, Naomie Harris and Keira Knightley are among 25 high-profile names in the screen industry who have signed an open letter calling on companies to make a financial commitment to a new creative standards body.

The Creative Industry Independent Standards Body (CIISA) is set to officially launch next year and is currently raising funds to enable it to run for an initial two years. CIISA was born out of the U.K.’s MeToo movement and supported heavily by Time’s Up U.K. As interim CEO Jen Smith told Variety last year, it aims to be a “single point of accountability for the creative industries…to report behaviours of concern.” These will include bullying, harassment and assault. CIISA will also work with police to hand over cases where appropriate but the main impetus is to cover the gamut of behavior which is not explicitly unlawful but should not be tolerated in a professional setting.