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Motion picture academy outlines new standards of conduct for the post-Weinstein era

As Hollywood continues to grapple with the wave of sexual harassment scandals that have reverberated across the entertainment industry and beyond, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sent a letter to its roughly 8,500 members on Wednesday outlining new standards of conduct that they will be expected to uphold.The academy’s 54-member board of governors approved the standards in a meeting Tuesday night after convening a special task force that consulted with professors of ethics, business, philosophy and law, along with human resources and sexual harassment experts. This follows earlier action in October when the board voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the academy after multiple allegations of sexua ...