Time's Up Movement Issues Safety Guide On Sex Scenes, Auditions And Nudity

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Time's Up has put out "Working in Entertainment," a 35-page safety guide for actress and actor auditions that outlines real-life scenarios that may put them in uncomfortable situations.

The guide covers sexual acts, nudity, auditions and such possible situations as a casting director asking for a hotel room visit.

More than a dozen collaborators were noted for their contributions to the guide including Alysia Reiner of Netflix's Orange is the New Black, Alyssa Milano from Who's the Boss, America Ferrara from Superstore, Natalie Portman of the Star Wars prequels, and Arianne Merendino of DC's Suicide Squad films.

The first volume is titled "Your Rights in Nude, Intimate and Sex Scenes," followed by "Your Rights in Auditions" and "Your Right to Report Sexual Misconduct and Harassment."

Time's Up began in 2018 in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

"If something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't," the guide says. "If it seems like a red flag, it probably is. It's okay to say 'no, to speak up, and to leave situations that make you uncomfortable. No role, job, or relationship is worth compromising your physical or emotional safety."

The guide includes contact information for the US Equal Opportunity Commission, the Rape, Abuse & Incest Network, Time's Up, The Actors Fund and Women in Film Sexual Harassment Helpline.