Keira Knightley leads drive to fund bullying and harassment Hollywood watchdog

Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley are among the stars who have signed a letter urging the creative industries to support an independent body planning to tackle bullying and harassment

Prominent figures in the entertainment industry, including Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley, have signed an open letter urging support for an independent body aimed at combating bullying and harassment within the sector.

The letter calls on firms to make their “final financial commitment” towards the establishment of the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority (CIISA), a body designed to “uphold and improve standards of behaviour” in the industry. Other notable signatories include Oscar-winning director Emerald Fennell, Cabaret star Cara Delevingne, Eternals actress Gemma Chan, and Skyfall’s Naomie Harris, among 25 stars who endorsed the letter.

“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 letter read. “The full financial ask is now out, and so we ask you finally to turn this idea into reality.”